Erin Strecker
June 25, 2012 AT 05:22 PM EDT

When Shirley MacLaine was honored with the American Film Institute’s life-achievement award earlier this month, Downton fans got a special treat.

Elizabeth McGovern was speaking about MacLaine’s upcoming role on Downton Abbey‘s third season (SPOILER ALERT! She’ll play Lady Cora’s mother), and McGovern then shared the first official look of MacLaine and Maggie Smith going head-to-head. Is it 2013 yet?

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