Q: Now that Dan Stevens is off “Downton Abbey,” what is he doing? – Judy Scott, Columbus, Ohio
A: Seen in last fall’s movie “The Fifth Estate,” the actor has made several other films since appearing onstage opposite Jessica Chastain in a revival of “The Heiress” last winter. “A Walk Among the Tombstones,” “The Guest” and “The Cobbler” are scheduled for release this year, and Stevens also will play Lancelot in “Night at the Museum 3,” slated to be in theaters on Christmas Day. Additionally, he can be heard as the voice of the computer TIM in The CW’s version of the series “The Tomorrow People.”
Q: I was surprised to hear Beth Behrs sing on the People’s Choice Awards. What’s her background in that? – Emily Strauss, Baltimore
A: The “2 Broke Girls” star actually had classical training in singing, and she performed in musicals during her time at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. Also in that city, she portrayed Sandy in a staging of “Grease” … all of which contributed to her being able to cut loose on Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball,” among other tunes, during the CBS award show telecast last month.
Q: When will “Veep” be back? – Jeff Thomas, Antioch, Calif.
A: The Julia Louis-Dreyfus comedy starts its third season April 6 on HBO. That’ll be a big night for the premium cable channel in general, since it also marks the return of “Game of Thrones” – which be will starting Season 4 – and the premiere of “Silicon Valley,” a comedy from Mike Judge (“King of the Hill,” “Office Space”).