Michelle Dockery has revealed that Downton Abbey>/a> viewers can expect a wedding, a funeral and a sex scene in the coming episodes of the hit period drama.
In an interview about the hit period drama, which stars Hugh Bonneville and Dame Maggie Smith, the 29-year-old actress says devotees to the show will be ‘really surprised’ by the plots.
The ITV1 show – which follows the Crawley family as Britain heads into the First World War – became a runaway success during its first series.
On the latest series, Michelle, who plays Lady Mary, told The Telegraph: “There’s a wedding, a funeral and a sex scene, I’m in two, no wait, I’m in one of those.
“The thing is, I can see people will think that I am involved in a particular one of those three, but I’m not. People will be really surprised.”
Michelle – who plays the daughter of the distinguished Earl of Grantham, played by Bonneville – added that the scandal that haunted her character in the first series would rear its head again.
Unmarried Lady Mary smuggled a male visitor into her bed – where he inconveniently died.
She said: “The incident with the Turkish diplomat comes back to haunt Mary in the second series. I can’t tell you why, but it could literally bring down the whole Crawley family – it’s huge.”