Because everyone needs an mp3 of Allen’s incest gerbil orgy song.
31 October 2013DOWNTON Abbey star Allen Leech has told how the show’s makers have to ensure his on-screen daughter doesn’t give away her 21st century upbringing during their scenes together.
The Dublin actor, who is now one of the drama’s biggest stars, has told of his affection for two-year-old Ava Mann who plays his daughter, Sybil.
But he said a slip of her tongue could scupper a scene.
He said: ‘It’s tricky to stop her from saying modern things like “Oh-oh” and “Hi” during scenes which people obviously wouldn’t have said back then.’ He added: ‘Ava, who plays Tom Branson’s daughter, and I became great pals - she’s a lovely, lovely girl.’
In an interview with the TV Times, he revealed that the little girl wasn’t always completely ready for the cameras when they were filming at Highclere Castle.
'I'd say to her, “We're doing acting time now, Ava”, and she'd reply “No, It's play time.” But what do you expect? She's only two.' But despite being charmed by the toddler on the set, the 32-year-old Dubliner said he wasn't tempted to have a child of his own.
'Working with kids is never going to make you feel broody,' he joked. 'At the end of a scene I love being able to go, “That's great Ava - here's your mother”.'
"There is something always mischievous and malevolent about playing the darker character that allows you to try your hand at something you haven’t done before."
Allen’s up for an IFTA again this year! He’s nominated for ‘ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE- TELEVISION’ for Tom Branson.
So excited for him!
Anchor Bay Films proudly announces the following theaters will be showing In Fear, the critically acclaimed international sensation and feature film debut of writer/director Jeremy Lovering, starting Friday, March 7th:
Los Angeles – Los Feliz 3
1822 Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027
AMC Mesquite 30
19919 Lyndon B. Johnson Fwy
Mesquite, TX 75149
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Houston – Studio 30
Houston, TX 77063
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