Yet Hugh Bonneville and Laura Carmichael are a pictured in period costume on the show’s set with a decidedly 21st Century water bottle on the mantle in the background.
How the photo got by editors and producers and made its way online is anyone’s guess. But it produced major embarrassment for the show today, once fans noticed it–following its release on Instagram today (Aug. 15).
The high-brow network quickly removed the photo, but too late; it had already gone viral.
Earlier in the week, PBS also released revealing the actors who will play slightly more grown up children of Lady Mary Crawley and Mr. Tom Branson.
Twins Oliver Barker and Zac Barker will play Master George Crawley and Fifi Hart will play Miss Sybbie Branson.
Last season, the children were barely toddlers, so the fifth season will likely advance the show at least four years, if not a little more.
Which brings us back to the water bottle. So far, PBS hasn’t commented, but it has pulled down the photo. But alas, too late.
Look for the plastic water bottle on the right side of the mantle. Glad to see the actors staying properly hydrated.
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