I Don’t Particularly Care For Dan Stevens’ Blasé Attitude About Leaving Downton Abbey

Dan Stevens at the GLAAD Media Awards March 2013Okay Dan Stevens, we get it.  Your last appearance on Downton Abbey was a month ago and you think we should all just get over it.  You’ve done away with Matthew Crawley’s goldilocks and recently unveiled a broodier hair color, reminding all of us that your Downton days are over.  But may I just say, sir, that there is no need to brush off our feelings about your departure in such an apathetic, dare I say annoyed manner?  Psshh:

“It’s nice that people care, I suppose, about the show, but yeah, you know . . . I had to do what I had to do,” Stevens told the AP on Thursday. At a Manhattan event to promote tourism in the U.K. “It’s a show that means a lot to a lot of people and, you know, we’ve obviously gone into a lot of homes on a Sunday night, so people feel very close to the show, which is great.”

Are you patronizing me, Dan Stevens?  I don’t think that you and O’Brien (let’s not pretend we can remember her real name…Siobhan something?) fully understand the negative impact your “career” choices have had on my life.  When Maggie Smith decides to jump the Downton ship I guess I’ll just have no other choice but to slit my wrists, then, is that what you’re saying?

When someone mentioned that his new look caused something of an “internet sensation,” he seemed shocked.  I guess he just can’t comprehend how polarizing he is these days!  Jeez.

“Really? There’s so much else going on in the world.”

Really, Dan? Like what?  That stuff that’s happening in Syria?  George Clooney‘s relationship status?  Please.  Don’t be so condescending.  It’s not a good look on you.  Kind of like your brown hair.

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    • http://www.facebook.com/WendylovesJoe Wendy Jackson

      I’m glad that you wrote this hon. I’m still gutted and angry with Dan for ruining the end of season 3. I know he left for career reasons but he could have waited. He’s only young. And to say he left so he wasn’t typecast and then audition for English gentleman type roles seems a bit hypocritical. Just sayin.

      • http://twitter.com/cassyhough Cassandra Hough

        I hate it when actors bite the hands that feed them!

    • Petranella

      He is the break out star of Downton Abbey and I say “good on you Dan Stevens.” doing theater with Jessica Chastain, not too shabby.

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