Katy Perry using Downton Abbey to get over split

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 24 January 2012
Katy Perry

Katy Perry

Katy Perry is "obsessed" with 'Downton Abbey', and is said to be using the ITV1 period drama to get over her recent marital split from Russell Brand

Katy Perry is "obsessed" with 'Downton Abbey'.

The 'One That Got Away' hitmaker - who was handed divorce papers by husband Russell Brand at the end of December - is reportedly using the ITV1 period drama to get over her own love split, as she "really identifies" with the characters' emotional worries.

An insider said: "Katy's obsessed with the series and its characters, but it's a way of escaping what's going on between her and Russell.

"She really identifies with the romance and the emotional angst and she loves all the costumes."

The 27-year-old beauty is even considering seeking inspiration from the period costumes featured in 'Downton' for her own stage shows.

A source added to the Daily Star newspaper: "She is even basing some of her new stage outfits on 'Downton'. She's told her designers to work on them, and on the hairstyles."

However, Katy is not the only A-lister to love the show, as Laura Carmichael - who plays Lady Edith Crawley in 'Downton' - recently explained Hollywood star Harrison Ford is keen to bag a role.

She said: "We're so popular Harrison Ford wants a part."

Meanwhile, Girls Aloud singer Nicola Roberts is equally "obsessed" with the series to the extent that she feels it's "real life".

She explained: "I'm obsessed with that show. I would love to be in it, even if it was just for one episode. It's so amazing, I actually feel like it's real life. My friends all think I'm really weird."

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