Jeremy Irons Not Particularly Interested in Downton, Ford Fiestas

Jeremy Irons as Rodrigo Borgia in The Borgias (Episode 1) - Photo: Jonathan Hession/SHOWTIME- Photo ID: TheBorgias_101_2148 Photo: Jonathan Hession/Copyright: Showtime 2011

Irons was at TCAs to promote his new PBS show Shakespeare Uncovered, and he explained its aspirations thus: "What you can do is to open up to this huge American audience ... show them that actually television doesn't end with Downton Abbey." Then he dropped this gem: "A Ford Fiesta will get you there and give you a good time. But actually an Aston Martin ... " Later he made fun of the enunciation on Downton and admitted he's never even seen the show. He owns a fleet of Ford Fiestas, though.