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The Downton Abbey Cast Can’t Wear Modern Underwear Anymore

After Downton AbbeyBottlegate” and the cast’s cheeky response, things are actually changing on set. The Telegraph reports that even the behind-the-scenes things are mandated strictly period: “‘Modern watches and jewellery are out and so even is modern underwear as the danger is apparently too great it could be seen if we bend over,’ one member of the cast whispers.’” (Whispering, apparently, is canon.) Despite the rumors, Downton creator Lord Fellowes claims that he was “unaware of the ban,” but assumes that whoever left their water bottle in the shot will be appropriately punished. (How about they get screamed at by Lord Grantham during dinner? That’ll work.)

The Downton Abbey Cast Can’t Wear Modern Undies