Downton Abbey cast re-enact scenes with American accents

If the stately period drama was set in the US, this is what it would sound like!

It’s hard to imagine the Crawley family without their upper crust English accents, but the cast of Downton Abbey pull off the American twang pretty well!

Stars Michelle Dockery (Lady Mary Crawley), Allen Leech (Tom Branson) and Hugh Bonneville (Robert Crawley, the Earl of Grantham) were asked to re-enact some of their lines from the beloved British drama series during a recent appearance on Stephen Colbert’s Late Show, replacing their British (and Irish) accents for an American one instead.

“One of the things that I suspect makes the show so alluring, and seem in some ways like a fairytale to us in the United States, is just how plummy all your accents are,” Stephen said.

“For Americans, we hear that accent and we think of it as very classy, so I’d like to try an experiment right now, if you don’t mind.”

Michelle’s Lady Mary certainly took on a whole new tone as her American alter-ego, but Allen had the crowd – and his co-stars – in stitches with his interpretation of an American accent!

Watch the hilarious clip above.

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