‘Downton Abbey’ Cast Turns Photo Gaffe Into a Charity Event

Aug 18, 2014  •  Post A Comment

The cast of “Downton Abbey” has turned an embarrassing photo snafu into a charity drive, reports the BBC.

As previously reported, a photo released for the fifth season of the period drama inadvertently included one item that wasn’t available in 1924: a plastic water bottle.

After the gaffe came to light, the cast posed with water bottles for a charity picture in an effort to raise money for WaterAid.

“The cast and crew came up with the idea of turning some of this attention towards an issue around water that really matters,” a statement said, according to the BBC. “They hope that by posing for this picture they will be able to raise awareness and amplify the work of international charity WaterAid.”

“It brought a really big smile to my face when the cast of ‘Downton Abbey’ said that they wanted to support WaterAid’s work,” WaterAid Chief Executive Barbara Frost said. “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.”

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“Downton Abbey” cast with water bottles, to raise awareness for WaterAid

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  1. Awesome!!! I love the show and can hardly wait for the new season to begin.

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