Any Downton Abbey fans? Don’t ask me how I got started with watching Downton Abbey, that class porn period piece soap opera. I guess we all need our media junk food from time to time. There is a quiz one can take to determine which character of Downton Abbey you most are like. Turns out I am Carson. If you take the quiz, let me know who you are.
Silliness and excess aside, I can honestly declare that watching Downton Abbey serves as genuinely research directly benefiting my performance work. As part of my weekly Climate Stew program, I created my very own four minute Downton Abbey spoof. I get to play with multiple accents and styles and even bring in the Dowager Countess. Take a listen to my little bit of serious fun.
Also, if you want to hear the whole episode, it also includes a short interview with Glen Retief, my adorable husband from South Africa. Whenever we have people over for dinner in our silly big house, and I feel I am doing too much of the work, I say, “It’s like we are living in Downton Abbey; You are Lord Grantham, and I am the staff.” In the segment I also offer a fanciful view of celebrities of the future. Take a listen. If you like what you hear, PLEASE share with your friends.