Lady Mary brings the drama, in that totally Lady Mary way of hers.
“Downton Abbey” star Michelle Dockery covers the Holiday issue of Boston Common magazine in a Valentino dress photographed by Liz Collins.
On playing Lady Mary: “I love playing her because of her behavior at times. I find she can be quite shocking. She has a real bite to her that I love playing, because I don’t think I could ever be that way. That’s the joy of being an actor—you can play tap into those sides of yourself that feel unfamiliar.”
On the security that comes with starring in a worldwide hit television show: “I’ve got myself a nice flat in London now. I felt like I moved all the time when I first started out, like a gypsy, every six months. It’s great to have a home and everything else that comes with it. Being recognized is very amusing. It’s wonderful.”
On her personal style: “I’ve taken much more of an interest in style and color, and fashion generally, since being in the show. I like to keep it very classic and simple. I like a French feel to everything—whatever that means.”
Cotton jacket and skirt by Jil Sander | Silk and lace bra by Carine Gilson Lingerie Couture | Locket necklace by Tiffany & Co. | Gloves by Miu Miu
Top and pants by Giorgio Armani | Gold rings By Tiffany & Co. | Stockings by Fogal | Slingbacks by Giambattista Valli
She is KILLING it in that last shot. Michelle dear, you have no excuse for not looking good on the red carpet. These are your looks. Copy them endlessly. We promise not to get bored.
[Photo Credit: Liz Collins for Boston Common Magazine]