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Will Lily James Return to Downton Abbey After Cinderella?

See what she says

Liz Raftery

Has Lady Rose left Downton Abbeyfor good?

With actress Lily James currently starring in Disney's Cinderella, it's up in the air whether she'll return to Downton Abbey for Season 6, which is set to begin production later this year.

"I'm really hoping to come back. I feel like it's definitely going to happen," James told Zap2It earlier this month during a press junket for Cinderella.

Is Maggie Smith leaving Downton Abbey after next season?

At the end of Season 5, James' Downton character Lady Rose married Atticus (Matt Barber) and left the estate to begin a new life as a married woman in America. But will she get a fairy-tale ending like James' big-screen counterpart? The actress isn't sure.

"Part of me wants her to like lose her sh-- and come back completely wrecked and a ruined woman, and part of me wants her to keep her happily ever after," she tells Zap2It.

Downton executive producer Gareth Neame was also vague when asked about James' and co-star Allen Leech's futures on the show earlier this month. "Both their characters have traveled to America to make new lives, but they are members of this family so a visit home may well happen at some time," he told Deadline.

Do you hope Lady Rose returns to Downton Abbey?

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