Originally posted on Metro:
Downton Abbey star Michelle Dockery has revealed she pretends to be a wealthy American when fans pester her in the US.
The actress says she adopted the persona as she used to be nervous when people approached her.
Dockery, 32, admits she tells them she is ‘rich Britney from Beverly Hills’ who happens to look like her character Lady Mary Crawley in the ITV series.
‘It’s a silly spoof but it passes the time. We’re always sending ourselves up,’ she told Radio Times.
She admitted she was initially nervous of strangers approaching her, but said she finds it ‘quite easy to accept’ now.
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