It seems like everywhere you turn, there's a Downton Abbey star playing a Disney character. Lily James (Lady Rose) is Cinderella, Sophie McShera (Daisy) plays her evil stepsister Drizella, and Dan Stevens (Matthew Crawley) was just cast as the Beast alongside Emma Watson in Beauty and the Beast. But why stop there? There are plenty of other stars from the upstairs and downstairs worlds that could transform themselves into Disney royalty, and I have eight big ideas from the obvious (Rose Leslie as Ariel forever) to the unconventional (Allen Leech as Kristoff).
Rose Leslie As 'The Little Mermaid's Ariel
We all know Leslie as Ygritte on Game of Thrones, but before that, she was Gwen on Downton. Her red hair makes her the perfect fit, and her sweet personality works, too. She could also be Brave’s Merida!
Michelle Dockery As 'Mary Poppins'
Just give her an umbrella and a huge bag and she’s ready to go!
Allen Leech As 'Frozen's Hans
We probably won’t get a live-action Frozen anytime soon, but Leech would be a great Hans. His eyes really do it, and if you’ve seen The Imitation Game, you know he can appear sweet but have a dark side deep down.
Lesley Nicol As 'Beauty and the Beast's Mrs. Potts
Mrs. Patmore and Mrs. Potts are basically the same person, and Sophie McShera (Daisy) could be a female Chip.
Jessica Brown Findlay As 'Snow White'
With pale skin and a sweet personality, Findlay (miss you every day, Sybil) would be a great Snow White.
Rob James-Collier As 'The Little Mermaid's Prince Eric
Even though Thomas is the worst, he could play a charming prince in basically any Disney movie. Him and Rose Leslie together as Eric and Ariel would be amazing.
Laura Carmichael As 'Frozen's Elsa
Put a braid and a blue dress on her and Lady Edith could freeze over Arendelle instead of just drowning in her own tears.
Brendan Coyle As 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame'
This is not in any way insulting Coyle, because Mr. Bates is very dapper, but he could pull off the personality of the misunderstood Hunchback.