By Charlotte Duck
Hello everyone – Hope you enjoyed episode 3 [of Downton Abbey] last night but get ready for a totally different character in @albatross_movie
@DowntonAbbey1 How does your role in @Albatross_movie differ?
It’s different though they are both headstrong. She [Jessica's character in Albatross] is more promiscuous.
@AshleySykesTW Who’s your biggest inspiration?
There’s actors I admire but my mum because she’s optimist & a brave woman
@JennSelby What does feminism mean to you in real life?
It gets a bad wrap but it shouldn’t cos women should be equal – it’s not a bad thing to be a feminist. It doesn’t mean you hate men.
@DowntonAbbey1 If you could play any downstairs character, who would it be?
O’Brien! I’d like to be mean & she’s so complex. I also love Daisy but I could never play her.
@DowntonAbbey1 What was the audition process like for Downton Abbey?
Compared to #albatross short. I went in & read for Sybil & then got called back.
@AliceBanks Do you love the clothes that you get to wear?
Costume really helps – I like being able to transform physically as an actor.
@FarahHolemans What’s your favorite dish?
My grandma’s spaghetti meatballs. My dad recently gave me the recipe.
@RannahHannah What’s your favourite aspect of Sybil’s character?
Her ability to stand by her beliefs even if that means sacrificing something else.
@hope_prince I’ll be seeing Albatross. What can I expect?
Laughter, tears & a 21st century Sybil who’s forgotten the rules.
@InspiredByRob What career would you be in if you were not an actress?
A painter with a little prospects & a bad barmaid.
@AliceBanks Are you anything like Sybil?
No. I’ve come from a different background but I’m stubbornly independent. She’s braver!
@VickyAnnRodgers If you could have any actor join the Downton cast who would it be?
Richard Gere wants to be in it! Brill! Joanna Lumley too.
@FarahHolemans Is there gonna be a third season of Downton Abbey?
I haven’t heard – I would love it. Get the ankles out in the 20s!
@Meredithk_TW If you could portray Sybil in another era what would it be and why?
Sybil in the 60s! She would be great.
@DowntonAbbey1 What’s been your favourite scene to film in Downton?
Any scene with my sisters is my favourite to do.
@JennSelby Have you learned how to make a cup of tea yet?
Yes! I’ve been told I make a very good brew.
@JennSelby What research did you have to do for Downton?
I went to the Imperial War Museum & looked at nurses’ letters.
@Meredithk_TW: Which sister would you say Sybil is closer too?
Mary & Sybil have a nice relationship so Mary.
@lhammo1 How would you describe your style?
Very laid back & comfort’s a big thing. Quirky.
@FarahHolemans Who’s your fave musician/band?
George Harrison & Bon Iver – I listened to it while filming @Albatross_movie.
@AliceBanks Where is your favourite place to visit?
If I have a day off my fave place to be is Soho. To visit – NY.
Thanks for your great questions. @Albatross_movie is out on Friday 14th October – go see it! It’s good fun!