Dan Stevens Apologizes To ‘Downton Abbey’ Fans For Leaving Show
Former Downton Abbey actor Dan Stevens, who played the much missed and departed Matthew Crawley, paid a visit to Today this morning, and addressed his decision to leave the show.
I spend a lot of my time apologizing,” Stevens said about his interactions with people on the street. “[It happens] almost every day.”
“It was a tough decision,” Stevens continued of his choice to depart. “But like a lot of tough decisions, they’re kind of exciting to make at the same time. But I’m thrilled to be here and it’s been quite a year since we left.”
"I suppose it was a surprise," he said. "It's a testament to how much people love the show, how much people love the character. In a way it was nice, but it has upset a lot of people, so I'm sorry."
He was on the show to promote his Video-On-Demand movie Summer in February.
See more pics of Dan visiting Today in the gallery above.