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Downton Abbey's Maggie Smith Doesn't Watch Downton Abbey

February 16, 2013  |  11:00am
<i>Downton Abbey</i>'s Maggie Smith Doesn't Watch <i>Downton Abbey</i>

Recently, Downton Abbey has garnered a lot of attention from critics and the masses alike, gaining more and more fans with every award nomination. The number of people who haven’t seen the show is steadily shrinking, but interestingly enough, someone who isn’t helping that number is one of the stars of the show: Maggie Smith.

In a 60 Minutes interview to air Sunday, Smith confessed that she doesn’t sit down and watch the show. She says that it’s “frustrating” to watch herself on screen. “I always see things that I would like to do differently and think ‘Oh, why in the name of God did I do that?’” Smith said.

It’s not completely illogical and she’s definitely not the only actor who doesn’t like to watch his or her own films or TV shows. Johnny Depp, Denzel Washington and Javier Bardem have all been reported as actors who don’t watch their finished products for various reasons.

Watch the rest of the clip from CBS News and catch the full interview this Sunday on 60 Minutes.

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