Fashion designer Christopher Kane wanted to be an “extra” on hit TV show “Downton Abbey”, according to actress Laura Carmichael.

The 34-year-old and Erdem Moralioglu were desperate to star in an episode of the popular British drama after they visited the theatrical set and riffled through the costume cupboard, including Maggie Smith’s fur collection, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

“Erdem went through the clothes and was digging through all the stuff, he wanted to see Maggie Smith’s furs. He and Christopher wanted to be extras,” Carmichael, who plays the role of Lady Edith Crawley in the drama told Town and Country Magazine.

And the “Marcella” star believes the pair enjoyed exploring because she thinks Moralioglu and Kane’s lifestyles are very similar to the Crawley family in the program.

“It was really fun to show them around because I think their worlds are very similar. Erdem always had these incredible sets that tell such a story. It’s very theatrical,” she said.

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