Emily Blunt: Republican Debate Made Me Regret Becoming An American

Kaitlan Collins Contributor
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Emily Blunt said watching the Republican debate made her have second thoughts about becoming an American.

“I became an American citizen recently,” the actress told The Hollywood Reporter during the Toronto Film Festival. “And that night, we watched the debate and I thought, ‘This was a terrible mistake. What have I done?'”

The British-born actress received her citizenship in August. (VIDEO: Miss Alabama: Republicans Should Be Terrified Of Donald Trump)

Blunt is married to "The Office's" John Krasinksi. (Photo: Getty Images)

Blunt is married to “The Office’s” John Krasinksi. (Photo: Getty Images)

In early September, Blunt said becoming an American was “strange and slightly disarming.”

“I’m not sure I’m entirely thrilled about it,” she said. “People ask me about the whole day. They were like, ‘Oh, it must have been so emotional.’ I was like, ‘It wasn’t! It was sad!’ I like being British.”

“The thing that’s weird is I do get to keep both my British citizenship and this, but you have to renounce her [Queen Elizabeth II.] So, it’s kind of typically American — not to be rude — but I had to renounce her in the room but I don’t actually, technically renounce her.”

“They were like, ‘Just say it. You don’t have to mean it, but just say it.'”

“It is the hardest test I ever had to take. I guarantee most Americans would have no idea how to answer any of these questions.” (SLIDESHOW: Here Are 10 Patriotic Celebrities Who Don’t Hate America)