I've been watching Marigold pretty closely, I get this feeling that little girl might be on the Autism Spectrum. The listless eyes, no verbal communication (she seems atleast 1.5 years old).. She just seems somewhere else. I might be completely wrong, just wanted to know if anyone with an understanding of ASD feel the same?
I saw the episode twice and did not see her mooing at a cow. I hear the child say goodbye twice in earlier episodes, but her face is never to the audience and the voice is not of a child that age.
She definitely mooed at a cow, but it only lasted two secconds. As do most of her scenes. We cannot possibly tell from a few five second clips in an envireonment completely unlike their own if the actresses are in any way different. And can people please remember that this is a child we are talking about. Some sensitivity please. Some of things people have written on here are completely out of order and unescessary.
You guys do realise that this is a TV show right, so in all probability the actresses that portray Marigold were probabaly given no speaking part, when scenes involve the children in Downton Abbey, it only lasts for a few seconds so that the children don't get tired and bored. I'm pretty sure the actresses's parents would want to hear such things about their daughters having a disability or anything, if they do, its private business.
sorry I meant the actress's parents would not want to hear about their daughter;s apparent illness from the viewers.
I think it is clear that Marigold has some kind of disability. There is absolutley nothing wrong with that but it is very strange that the issue was not addressed in the show.
Hahahaha, i think that some Mary stans are so nuts than even argue about the health of Edith´s daughter; the thing is that girl is a toddler 2 years or somethink like that and you expect that she should act in the same level than Maggie Smith? Put in the place of those kids, people with rare customs, the cameras (cranes and all that sort of equipment), their mothers in the other side of the camera. Even more, there is a pic of the boy who portrays George with Michelle Dockery and Kate Middleton and he seems to give a fuck about that he is possing with is the duchess of cambdridge and he has more attention to a toy; so using the logic of some people here we can say that he is a republican who disagrees with the notion of royal family?. In the end of the series we can see Marigold running a playing with the others as any normal kid of her age.
Back in the series, of course that her origins are a serious business, the thing that Edith and Bertie must be worried is that the circunstances of her birth dont ever be public. In England as many other countries, childs born out wedlock were common, for that reason all type of families invented those histories, like being a ward, being a child of a distante relative, the thing is many people (like the servants or others) could suspect or know, but very different is the confirmation and public knowlodge. About that Marigold couldnt be presented in court, again some people forget history, Marigold would have 18 in 1939-1940, in the middle of the second world war, in those times all presentatios were suspended in the same way that the first world war, the king and queen of england didnt have time to debutantes because they had to go to cheer the people bombed in London; also the society in general was not in mood for debutatnes balls and those things.
Indeed, I don't see what all these people could expect from a pair of two-year-olds. They were only used as living props anyway. And even if one of the girl has an disorder, that is none of their business.
The girl who plays Sybbie is actually one of those rare children who just have a natural stage presence. Her timing is immaculate and she never falters. But you couldn't expect to find a whole group of those for one film; you'd be lucky to find one in a lifetime of film producing.
I don’t believe anyone is trying to be insensitive or mean, this child just raises one’s curiosity. The questions from the viewers should have been anticipated. If they seem unbearable, then they should not have cast the child in the part.
What do you think?