By Gillian Telling
December 01, 2014 12:00 PM

The Downton Abbey actress, 53, dishes on her band (she sings!) and what to expect during season 5.

Who knew you were a singer in a folk band?

I’ve had a band for years, but we’re just now gaining momentum. Downton has opened the door for me to have a place in music.

Do people always stop you to ask what’s going to happen on the show?

No, but maybe that’s because I live in Britain and people are more reserved here.

So … what is going to happen?

It’s a throwback to the original season, focusing on interweaving the upstairs and down. It’s Downton at its best!