Michelle Dockery Shares "Downton Abbey" Details in Manhattan March 2014

Posted Monday March 3, 2014 4:38 PM GMT

With her film "Non-Stop" continuing to be a huge success in the theaters, Michelle Dockery scored a feature in the March 2014 issue of Manhattan magazine.

During her interview with the publication, the 32-year-old actress opened up about everything from her new action-packed flick to more details about her character Lady Mary in "Downton Abbey"

Check out GossipCenter's recap of Miss Dockery's interview below. For more, be sure to visit Manhattan magazine!

On her acting training:
“I had dance training from a very young age, 3 or 4… it taught me how to present myself, about preparation and working in an ensemble, and it’s something that carries with me to this day. By 16 I knew I had more passion for acting. I never wanted to leave the drama department. I was always working on scenes or thinking up stuff to perform with friends, and I’m afraid some of my other subjects might have slightly suffered.”

On Lady Mary:
“I love that she’s so complex. She’s very modern in that sense because she’s more than a strong woman: She’s witty, vicious even. She doesn’t suffer fools, yet she’s sensitive. She’s a mixed bag, and I enjoy playing those sides of her. I also love [that] she doesn’t apologize for who she is or what she’s done. She might confess a doubt to Anna [her trusted lady’s maid] in private, but in public? Never.”

On "Non-Stop":
“It was an entirely new experience—the film, living in New York and working in a studio where they pretty much built a plane. Although not quite as many as I would have liked. But as much as I loved it, I’m looking forward to going back to the castle.”

Photo Credit: Andrew Macpherson for Manhattan