“I had drinks with him a couple weeks ago,” Bonneville told Page Six when asked if he missed Stevens. “But miss him on the show? I think that’s a bit too maudlin.”
Translation: “Get over it, you lot. It’s happened, he’s no longer with us, so let’s focus on my efforts to save Downton, even though I make very bad decisions.”
Bonneville described life after Matthew as “interesting,” adding that the show “has taken on a different flavor. New characters have come in his wake.”
And then, Bonneville got manhandled by The Monuments Men co-star George Clooney, showing a very British reaction to the embrace.