Cate Blanchett Wants ‘Downton Abbey’ Role

Australian actress Cate Blanchett has asked her agent to help her land a role in hit British drama Downton Abbey.

The Oscar winner admits she is a big fan of the show, and after appearing in new movie Cinderella with Downton castmembers Lily James and Sophie McShera, Blanchett decided to take action in a bid to win a part. She tells U.K. TV show Good Morning Britain, “I did have words (with Downton Abbey bosses) – I followed up with my agent. No calls have yet been received… But I’m seeing the girls (James and McShera) again today so I’ll get them to put a good word in.”