Dana Ivey On ‘The Big C,’ Not Being Maggie Smith And Her Memorable Roles For HuffPost’s ‘Isn’t That … ?’
From originating the titular role in the stage version of “Driving Miss Daisy” to playing a key part in “The Addams Family” films, there’s quite a lot of variety on Dana Ivey’s resume.

"It’s funny, but a lot of people don’t recognize me so much from the movies — here in New York, a lot of people know my theater work," she said. "The trouble is, I’m frequently mistaken for Maggie Smith. I wish I had her career. I get complimented on all kinds of things, but they’re not what I’ve done … I want to say it’s the bane of my existence, but she’s a wonderful actress and I’ve met her several times and I suppose I should take it as a compliment. But of course one wants to be known as oneself and have one’s own name known. It’s been kind of a mixed bag."

Catch Dana Ivey on “The Big C” next Monday at 10 p.m. ET on Showtime.

Dana Ivey On ‘The Big C,’ Not Being Maggie Smith And Her Memorable Roles For HuffPost’s ‘Isn’t That … ?’

From originating the titular role in the stage version of “Driving Miss Daisy” to playing a key part in “The Addams Family” films, there’s quite a lot of variety on Dana Ivey’s resume.

"It’s funny, but a lot of people don’t recognize me so much from the movies — here in New York, a lot of people know my theater work," she said. "The trouble is, I’m frequently mistaken for Maggie Smith. I wish I had her career. I get complimented on all kinds of things, but they’re not what I’ve done … I want to say it’s the bane of my existence, but she’s a wonderful actress and I’ve met her several times and I suppose I should take it as a compliment. But of course one wants to be known as oneself and have one’s own name known. It’s been kind of a mixed bag."

Catch Dana Ivey on “The Big C” next Monday at 10 p.m. ET on Showtime.

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MAGGIE SMITH HAS NEVER SEEN “DOWNTON ABBEY”
The woman behind the Dowager Countess revealed she has never watched an episode of “Downton Abbey.”
When asked in a not-yet-aired “60 Minutes” interview about whether she was proud of her work on “Downton,” Smith took a moment to respond.
"Well, yes, of course I am," she said. "I was just pausing because I haven’t actually seen it. I don’t sit down and watch it … I’ve never watched it."
This kind of makes me love her more.

MAGGIE SMITH HAS NEVER SEEN “DOWNTON ABBEY”

The woman behind the Dowager Countess revealed she has never watched an episode of “Downton Abbey.”

When asked in a not-yet-aired “60 Minutes” interview about whether she was proud of her work on “Downton,” Smith took a moment to respond.

"Well, yes, of course I am," she said. "I was just pausing because I haven’t actually seen it. I don’t sit down and watch it … I’ve never watched it."

This kind of makes me love her more.

Golden Globe Winner, y’all.
Did I just start “Downton Rock”? I’d watch this spinoff.

Did I just start “Downton Rock”? I’d watch this spinoff.

The Best of The Dowager Countess

Get ready for the return of “Downton Abbey” (and Maggie Smith!) this weekend — yes, we know what a weekend is — with HuffPost TV’s Dowager Countess supercut.

Maggie Smith just won an Emmy for “Downton Abbey,” beating out my “Good Wife” ladies. That’s OK though, she’s Dame Maggie Smith.

Maggie Smith just won an Emmy for “Downton Abbey,” beating out my “Good Wife” ladies. That’s OK though, she’s Dame Maggie Smith.

"She was a great shot in the arm for everybody. But when she talks about some of her stranger theories, you just listen. She told us in Santa Fe, there were UFOs up in the mountains and the bears were coming down to visit the local Starbucks as a result. I asked if they were all drinking green skinny lattes, but she never answered me."

Maggie Smith re: Shirley MacLaine. (via TheStar.com)

I’m OBSESSED with this new “Downton Abbey” trailer. So many whispers and kisses. Can’t wait.