Emily Blunt on becoming a US citizen: 'I had to renounce my Queen!'

Actress Emily Blunt might be a new American citizen, but based on a recent appearance onJimmy Kimmel Live, it appears that the London-born star is having trouble shedding her British status. “It was sad. I like being British,” she told host and good friend Jimmy Kimmel, adding that, “I had to renounce my Queen! Which is horrible. You have to say that you renounce any other sovereign, it wasn’t specially Queen E, but she knows.”

Emily described what it was like to become an American citizen to Jimmy Kimmel.

The mother of one went on to reveal that, thankfully, she still holds her British citizenship and the pledge she made was more ceremonial than fact. “They said to me, ‘Just say it. You don’t have to mean it.” To round out the memorable day, Emily was sworn in alongside some famous faces. “Matthew McConaughey’s wife was getting sworn in with me, Camila, who is so nice. McConaughey shows up looking like he’s going on safari. I was like, ‘You could have worn a shirt and tie.’ Camila looks amazing.”

The star's husband John joked that Matthew McConaughey was a distraction at the ceremony. Photo: © Getty Images

Also on hand was Emily’s husband, John Krasinski, who she says enjoyed the ceremony but admitted to her later that his attention wasn’t on his wife. “He said, ‘I was doing the best I could not to stand next to McConaughey in that courtroom and go, ‘All rise, all rise, all rise.’”

This week, the 32-year-old actress will be in Canada to attend the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). She, along with co-star Josh Brolin, will walk the red carpet at the premiere of their crime drama, Sicario.

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