'Downton Abbey' 's Stars Flaunt Their American Accents in a Stateside-Sounding Scene on 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert'

Michelle Dockery, Allen Leech and Hugh Bonneville wow Stephen Colbert with their good ol' American accents


Ever wonder what Downton Abbey would sound like with an American twang?

Michelle Dockery, Hugh Bonneville and Allen Leech stopped by The Late Show Thursday night and ditched their native accents to give Stephen Colbert‘s viewers a taste of what the show might sound like on the other side of the pond.

“I think one of the things that makes the show so alluring to us in the United States is just how plummy all your accents are,” Colbert noted. “So, I’d like to try an experiment right now, if you don’t mind. Can you guys try and American accent for me?”

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The trio agreed to showcase their good ol’ Stateside accents in order to, as Colbert suggested, “bring you people down to earth a little bit.”

Colbert handed the three cards featuring lines from an actual scene from the period drama – though the host may have made a few alterations to Leech’s script.

“Hey, let’s just forget this!” Leech said in a decidedly Tim Gunn-ish drawl. “Mary, who are you wearing?!”

Downton Abbey returns for its sixth and final season Jan. 3 on PBS Masterpiece.

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