The final season of Downton Abbey premieres in America on Sunday

By Michele Corriston
Updated December 28, 2015 12:10 PM
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.cbs-link {color:#4B5054;text-decoration:none; font: normal 12px Arial;}.cbs-link:hover {color:#A7COFF;text-decoration:none; font: normal 12px Arial;}.cbs-pipe {color:#303435;padding: 0 2px;}.cbs-resources {height:24px; background-color:#000; padding: 0 0 0 8px; width: 612px;}.cbs-more {font: normal 12px Arial; color: #4B5054; padding-right:2px;}The Dowager Countess scoffs at new technologies like the telephone, but actress Maggie Smith may soon become familiar with another modern innovation: binge-watching.

Smith, 81, has never watched her hit show Downton Abbey, but the British dame may watch all six seasons on DVD now that the period drama has wrapped.

“They gave me the boxed set,” she told CBS News on Sunday. “And I’m going to do all sorts of things now, ’cause I’m free!”

Downton Abbey‘s last episode aired in the United Kingdom on Christmas, though American audiences are still eagerly awaiting the final season.

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In March, executive producer Gareth Neame told reporters that the series’ creators are “very interested” in a spinoff movie, though there are no official plans beyond season 6.

Smith won two Emmys for her portrayal of the lovably acerbic aristocrat Violet Crawley.

Downton Abbey season 6 premieres Sunday at 9 p.m. ET on PBS.