One major original ‘Downton Abbey’ star might not be in second movie

There’s a lot of buzz about a Downton sequel right now, but it sounds like one star won’t be returning.

Based on ITV’s hit period drama series, the Downton Abbey movie is currently showing in cinemas around the world.

The film has been a massive success at the box office follows its release in September and it was revealed last week that Downton creator Julian Fellowes has already been asked to start writing a follow-up.

Most of the cast have sounded keen to return in interviews, with Hugh Bonneville speculating that the franchise could “run and run.”

However, it’s now emerged that one cast member doesn’t want to reprise their role.

Elizabeth McGovern has told Harper’s Bazaar: “For me, we’ve done it, but that’s just me.”

The 58-year-old Illinois-born actress has played Lady Cora since Downton Abbey began in 2010.

She explained: “I suppose if there’s a hunger for it, people [will] want to do it more, but, personally, I feel like enough already.”

With it looking like the Earl of Grantham will be losing his mother in a second Downton movie, how will he cope without his wife?

McGovern was keen to add that she does understand if fans want to see a sequel.

She commented: “…I would never want to take anybody’s pleasure away if they want [it].”

Downton Abbey producer Liz Trubridge recently commented that “there are other stories to tell here” – we can’t wait to find out what those stories might be!

The Downton Abbey movie is available to pre-order on DVD on Amazon.