'Downton Abbey' In Real Life Look So Completely Different, It'll Blow Your Mind

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It's easy to get completely wrapped up in the world of Downton Abbey . Before you know what's happening, you're demanding tea in the library and insisting that everyone address you as "Lady," and talking about taking overnight trips to London. However, though we hate to admit it, it's just a TV show — no matter how obsessed we are with it. And, consequently, everyone is no more than just a character on the screen (though we'll still pretend otherwise). We've got to be able to differentiate between the TV show Downton and the real life actors of Downton Abbey, because those are two completely different things. These people aren't really stuck in the 1920s. It's weird to think about Lady Mary probably going home after a long day of shooting and binging Orange is the New Black on Netflix, but I'm going to assume it happens.

Oh sorry, not Lady Mary, but Michelle Dockery. The actors and actresses from Downton are slowly becoming more and more mainstream in the world of entertainment, and seeing them pop up in 2015 garb is often a little jarring. if you really want to see what they look like NOT in period pieces, I've gone ahead and rounded up some of our favorites, so take a gander at what they look like sans the help of a footman.

Image: Nick Briggs/Carnival Films 2014 for MASTERPIECE

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