Diddy: Downton Abbey’s
Newest Cast Member?
Well, not really.
Diddy surprised many fans when he tweeted news that he’s now a series regular on the hit PBS show Downton Abbey on Wednesday. Deeming it his “favorite show” — it all seemed a little peculiar.
MY BIG NEWS: So happy to announce that Im a series regular on DOWNTON ABBEY-my favorite show+i'll be debuting a sneak peek tonight 12am PST!— Diddy (@iamdiddy) May 15, 2013
But producers did just recently announce that they’re trying to diversify the series — and Diddy has had some serious roles, including Lawrence Musgrove in the Oscar-winning flick Monster’s Ball.
Turns out it was all a joke! After PBS and Masterpiece denied the rumor, Diddy shared a new video for Funny or Die, where he inserted himself into the show.
The 43-year-old chart topper plays Lord Wilcott, Downton's “first black character."
“Yes, I am an Abbeyhead — proudly!” he enthusiastically shares in the beginning of the video, joking that he’s been the “first black character” since the very beginning.
From there, his interactions with the cast are priceless.
WARNING Check out the full NSFW video below: