Saturday, February 25, 2012

Attention, Downton Abbey fans!!! Take a look at these offscreen photos of your favorite actors...

If you love Downton Abbey as much as we do, this site is a must-see. They've paired photos of the Downton Abbey actors in costume with photos of them in their usual, modern-day looks. Delightful!

Mrs. Hughes (Phyllis Logan)
 The most surprising to me are Mr. Bates (Brendan Coyle) and Mrs. Hughes (Phyllis Logan), both of whom appear to be much younger and hipper than they are in Downton Abbey. Coyle is 48 and many have written that they found the love scene between Anna and Mr. Bates to be "gross" because he does not have a stereotypically sexy physique. As the blogger at writes,
"What is gross about a man with an average body in a love scene? What about the scene “did [Coyle] no favors?” I think it is just that we aren’t used to seeing average, real bodies on screen. Everyone is super-toned from Pilates and personal trainers, spray-tanned, smooth and fitting the Western Eurocentric idea of perfect. But real, healthy human bodies are not hyper-muscular or perpetually tanned or porn-star smooth. That is true of women’s bodies and it is true of men’s bodies, too."

Well, to those naysayers, I say TAKE A LOOK!!!

He's a hunk. The shot with the baby is especially wonderful!

1 comment:

  1. I agree, I love Bates and think Brendon Coyle is very handsome and sexy.