Dan Stevens: Ben Stiller is Downton Abbey expert

Dan Stevens

Dan Stevens

Former 'Downton Abbey' star Dan Stevens has revealed that 'Zoolander' star Ben Stiller is an expert on the period drama and frequently defeats him in a quiz game about the popular television show.

Dan Stevens says Ben Stiller beat him at 'Downton Abbey' trivia.

The actor revealed his 'Night at the Museum 3' co-star asked him a lot of questions about his last job on the period drama and the Hollywood funnyman could also more than hold his own when the pair played against each other on multiple choice game QuizUp.

He said: "[Ben Stiller was a huge fan], that really made me smile. He wanted to ask a lot of questions, the way 'Downton' fans do a lot of the time.

"[QuizUp is] a bit like Trivial Pursuit. He is really into that and he is quite competitive. We challenge each other at 'Downton Abbey'. He would always beat me."

After leaving the drama in 2012, Dan is enjoying his time away from the show - and he isn't sure if he'd still be having quite as much fun if he'd remained on the hugely popular programme.

He added: "Have I had a good time [since leaving]? Yes. Would I have enjoyed it if I had stayed? Possibly. Possibly not.

"Without getting into contract stuff, it's no secret that's what it was. It was a big choice to make at the time. But quite an exciting one."


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