Downton Abbey’s Jim Carter reveals wife’s jealousy over Shirley MacLaine
This is an old article (2012) but………
Excerpt: Downton Abbey star Jim Carter has revealed that his wife Imelda Staunton was jealous of his crush on Shirley MacLaine.
The actor, who plays stern butler Mr Carson in the popular period drama, could hardly contain his excitement when the legendary Hollywood actress arrived on set as Lady Grantham’s glamorous mum, and he couldn’t wait to flirt with the lady he describes as a ‘babe’.
“I had a big crush on Shirley,” he said. “She was a cracking dame, and yeah we flirted, I loved her. She was completely open and would sit around and natter.
“She had no status or anything like that. Who else can tell stories about Michael Jackson and Frank Sinatra? My wife was as jealous as old boots!”
14 September 2012
You just know he reassured her and did something special for her! Awww.