It’s not every day that you get a call to play an integral part in the next new drama from Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes. So, you better believe actress Alice Eve was excited when she learned she’d be playing the role of Susan in Fellowes’s upcoming Epix series Belgravia.
Set in 1840s London, the six-part historical drama, based on Fellowes’s New York Times best-selling book of the same name, navigates high society as they try to set themselves apart at the dawn of the emerging industrial nouveau riche. Eve’s character draws that juxtaposition beautifully; she’s the ambitious daughter of a wealthy merchant who marries into a higher-born family for the purpose of social advancement.
As we prepare to settle down with some popcorn and enjoy the next greatest thing from the brilliant mind behind Downton Abbey, we chatted with Eve about her experience on the show, her keen sense of fashion and what she’s binge-ing right now.