Maggie Smith: 'I haven't actually seen' 'Downton Abbey'
Maggie Smith may be admired for her role in the drama series "Downton Abbey," but, don't ask her about it - she's never seen it.
Smith, 78, sat down with Steve Kroft on CBS' show "60 Minutes" and confessed that while she is proud of the series, for which she won two Emmys and a Golden Globe, she doesn't watch it.
"I haven't actually seen it, so I don't - I don't sit down and watch it," she told Kroft. "Never?" he prompted. "No, I haven't watched it," she replied.
In January, Smith won the 2013 Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for her role as Violet Crawley, the Dowager Countess of Grantham, in the PBS show "Downton Abbey," marking her first win for the part and third win and 11th nomination overall. She won Emmys for the show in 2011 and 2012.
The actress went on to say that while she may watch the show someday, currently, she's afraid that she'll "agonize" over her performance.
"Because it's frustrating," she continued. "I always see things that I would like to do differently and think, 'Oh, why in the name of God did I do that?'"
"Downton Abbey" debuted in 2010 and depicts the fictional English estate of Downton Abbey, the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants. Hugh Bonneville plays Lord Robert Crawley. Smith's character is his mother.
Smith is known for roles such as Professor Minerva McGonagall in the "Harry Potter" films, Mother Superior in the "Sister Act" movies and also played Granny Wendy in the 1991 Peter Pan flick "Hook," which featured a cameo from current Golden Globe nominee Glenn Close as a male pirate.
Smith has two Oscars - for her roles in the 1969 film "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" and the 1978 movie "California Suite." She has been nominated for four other Academy Awards for her parts in "Othello," "Travels With My Aunt," "A Room With a View" and "Gosford Park."
Watch a portion of Smith's "60 Minutes" interview below.