Joanne Froggatt is still coming to grips with the reality that “Downton Abbey” is ending. The actress, who plays Anna Bates on the BBC series, opened up about how “bittersweet” it is for the show to bow out after its current sixth season.
“It’s the right time to end it,” Froggatt told E! News Sunday on the red carpet at the 73rd Golden Globes in Los Angeles. “But it’s sad; it’s been six years of our lives.”
Froggatt went on to say that she hopes she’ll get the chance to work with some of her co-stars in the future and she’ll always remember what “fun” they had working on the series.
Froggatt’s role in “Downton Abbey” earned her a Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role nomination at the Golden Globes. Other nominees in that category include Uzo Aduba for “Orange Is The New Black,” Regina King” for “American Crime,” Maura Tierney for “The Affair” and Judith Light for “Transparent.”
As previously reported, a spokeswoman for Carnival Films, the production company behind “Downton Abbey,” said last month that it wanted to end it with Season 6 because “the producers and writers wanted to close the show on a high.”
“And that has been clearly demonstrated with the ‘Downton Abbey’ finale on ITV being the most-watched show on television across all broadcasters Christmas night,” the spokeswoman continued. “The show did not end because any of our cast wanted to leave.”