It was all in good fun, but now it may end up the self confessed Downton-head in the real thing.
After watching the video spoof titled Downton Diddy which was posted on the comedy video website Funny or Die, Fellowes was thrilled.
“I loved that,” Fellowes said. “I thought it was fabulous… I absolutely adored it.”
All this has led the writer to seriously consider giving a part to the rapper.
“Never say never,” Fellowes said. “Though I imagine he’d steal the scene, even if it was a small part.”
In the video Diddy superimposed his image to make it look as if he was actually in the show interacting with some of the main characters.
This all was prompted by the announcement, earlier in the year, that Downton Abbey had cast Gary Carr as the show’s first black character, a jazz singer, who will appear in Season four.
Diddy said about the video:
“It was reported that they have cast the first black cast-member on Downton Abbey. The only problem is that I have already broken down that barrier. I’m making the announcement, I’m the first black cast member on Downton Abbey and I got the scenes to prove it.”
Lord Fellowes enjoyed the American rapper’s video, which showed him explaining that he was to play the role of Lord Wolcott, the new owner of the country house.
This is all quite interesting since there are reports that Season Four of Downton Abbey will be unlike any in the past and that the new characters will widen the scope of the story line.
Brendan Coyle, who plays the valet, John Bates, said in an interview that series four is, “our best series. Series four is absolutely phenomenal. It’s a riot.”
With those promises and the possibility of seeing Diddy in an actual role, will you be watching Season Four of Downton Abbey?