The 'Downton Abbey' Ladies Play a Round of Cards Against Humanity That Will Make You Blush

Don't tell Carson!

Downton Abbey Ladies Playing Cards Against Humanity
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Anyone who watches Downton Abbey (opens in new tab) knows that the Crawley family and their staff put on a fancy front, but behind closed doors they're just as risqué as the next aristocratic household. 

So color us unsurprised that the actresses who play our favorite female characters are particularly skilled in the art of Cards Against Humanity (opens in new tab), modern day's guiltiest pleasure.

Watch Laura Carmichael (Lady Edith), Lesley Nicol (Mrs. Patmore), and Phyllis Logan (Mrs. Hughes) recite lines so unseemly they just might be the most scandalous things the Dowager Countess has heard since that jazz stuff.

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Lauren Valenti
Lauren Valenti

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