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Maggie Smith will be on Downton Abbey until the very end!

2015-03-04 21:00

London — Predictions of doom for the Dowager Countess of Grantham may be premature.

Downton Abbey publicists say Maggie Smith was misinterpreted in remarks widely reported as suggesting she will leave the TV show after its sixth season later this year.

Smith told the Sunday Times newspaper that "I can't see how (Downton) could go on."

Speaking of her character, she added: "I mean, I certainly can't keep going. To my knowledge, I must be 110 by now."

Milk Publicity said on Tuesday that Smith spoke lightheartedly, and "has always been on the record as saying she'll be with the show for as long as the show runs".

Producers haven't announced whether the show will have a seventh season. Creator Julian Fellowes is due to script a US period drama, The Gilded Age.

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