Losing sex appeal is 'liberating', says Downton star

Elizabeth McGovern says losing her sex appeal was "liberating".

Losing sex appeal is 'liberating', says Downton star

Elizabeth McGovern says losing her sex appeal was "liberating".

The 53-year-old 'Downton Abbey' star has revealed that she is pleased people don't look at her as a sexual being because it feels freeing.

She explained: "Losing your sex appeal is no bad thing. People look at me in a way that is not as immediately sexual as they did when I was young. I find that liberating. You can operate on a different level, without having to contend with that dynamic all the time."

However, Elizabeth - who plays Cora Crawley in the ITV period drama - admitted that she sometimes forgets that she has reached her 50s.

She said: "I don't see myself as middle-aged, and whenever anyone refers to me as such, I find it shocking, but not offensive. I feel exactly the same as when I was 18, except with more confidence and more of a secure grounding under my feet. I feel better."

Meanwhile, it was revealed recently that the cast of 'Downton Abbey' are planning to release a Christmas album.

Titled 'Christmas at Downton Abbey', the project has been backed by classical music label Rhino, according to The Sun newspaper.

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