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Emily Blunt Is Sorry She Said She Regretted Becoming An American

Kaitlan Collins White House Correspondent
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Emily Blunt is now apologizing for saying the first Republican debate made her regret becoming an American citizen.

“It so was not the intention to hurt anybody or cause any offense, so I really apologize to those that I caused offense,” the British-born actress said on Thursday. “It was just an off-hand joke.”

“I think I’ll probably leave the political jokes to late night or something.”

Emily Blunt apologizes for citizenship comment

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In an interview published Monday, Blunt said watching the GOP debate made her have second thoughts about obtaining her American citizenship, which she had done a month prior.

“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?’” (RELATED: Emily Blunt: Republican Debate Made Me Regret Becoming An American)

Blunt is married to John Krasinski. (Photo: Getty Images(

Blunt is married to John Krasinski. (Photo: Getty Images(

But the actress didn’t apologize for the comments she made in September, when she said she didn’t “technically” renounce Queen Elizabeth II.

“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.’” (SLIDESHOW: Here Are 10 Patriotic Celebrities Who Don’t Hate America)