We can't wait to see what Michelle Dockery will be wearing at the 2014 Golden Globes on Sunday.
The Downton Abbey star has fast become a fashion icon in Hollywood. Remember that amazing Prada dress she wore to the 2013 Emmys in September? Or how about the black vintage Chado Ralph Rucci black satin gown with sheer panels that she stunned in at last year's Screen Actors Guild Awards?
Dockery already knows what she'll be wearing for the big show.
"I decided yesterday," she told me earlier today at the LoveGold and Sally Morrison luncheon in her honor at the Chateau Marmont's Selma House. "I had a few to choose form. There were such amazing ones. It's hard to choose sometimes, but I'm really happy with the one I got."
She added, "It's always fun to play dress up."
Dockery says her glam squad will arrive shortly after she wakes up on Sunday. "I have friends who will pop in and then I'll talk to my family," she said.
She'll be listening to lots of Jessie Ware.
"I just love her," Dockery said. "I went to see her the last time I was in Los Angeles at the House of Blues and I got to meet her. I said, 'You were my 2013 Artist of the Year.'"
All this fun is quite different from what Dockery's television alter ego Lady Mary is going through in the new season of Downton. The first episode took place six months after the death of her husband Matthew Crawley, who was killed on his way to the hospital where she was giving birth to their son, George.
"When I was playing her like that, especially in episode one, she doesn't really care so much anymore, so the hair was slightly less sculpted than it normally is," Dockery said of Mary's slightly disheveled look of mourning. "There were challenges this time around because the state that Mary is in the first few episodes. It's been wonderful to play, because it wasn't something I was expecting. It's been wonderful to tap into that side of her character.
"I think there's that sort of numbness you would feel having had that shock of losing the love of your life," she continued. "It's not something she would get over very quickly. But she does gradually start to break out of it and get back to herself. She slowly comes out of the dark place."