'Downton Abbey' Cast Puts Water Bottles to Good Use


On Friday, Downton Abbey had a plastic water bottle stand out in their publicity picture for their fifth season.

Lord Grantham and Lady Edith had the bottle behind them, and it created an embarrassing image. The picture has since been removed.

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Today, on Michelle Dockery's Instagram, a different water bottle photo was shared. The cast made fun of the incident but also managed to turn it into a good cause.

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With this shot, the caption reads, "To support @WaterAid text WATER to 70007 to donate £3 #WH2Oops and go to bit.ly/wH2oopsDA."

On the WaterAid link that Michelle shares, the Chief Executive of WaterAid thanks the cast and producers, saying, "It brought a really big smile to my face when the cast of Downton Abbey said that they wanted to support WaterAid's work. How fantastic that the attention created over one water bottle ends up benefiting some of the world’s poorest communities through access to safe, clean water today."

Downton Abbey
will return to PBS on Jan. 4, 2015.

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