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Elizabeth McGovern doesn't understand the popularity of 'Downton Abbey'.

The 60-year-old actress is set to reprise her role as Cora Crawley, the Countess of Grantham, in 'Downton Abbey: A New Era' and while she's confident it will be a hit, Elizabeth is still unsure why the series is so successful.

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Speaking to the UK edition of OK! magazine, she said: "People ask me why the show has been so successful over the years and I have no idea. I do not get it. I'm just thankful. But viewers identify with it for a variety of reasons.”

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Elizabeth also thought doing the 'Downton' films would be a bigger and better experience than working on the TV show. But the actress found on set that there was little difference. She shared: "The funny thing is that it felt very similar. I thought the on-set snacks were better, but no...they weren't.

We were in the same house, we stayed in the same little bed and breakfasts around Highclere Castle. The film looked and felt so much bigger, more expansive and more ambitious than the TV show, but the actual act of shooting really feels the same.”