Why do you think period series like Mr. Selfridge and Downton Abbey are so popular right now?
People are looking for what I believe are simpler times. They’re looking at where we came from, where people are actually confronting one another, and you couldn’t live in fear of confrontation like we do now in today’s society where you hide behind texts and e-mails and you don’t pick up your phone and all that. You couldn’t do that back then. And it leads to, in my opinion, the greatest drama.