Actress Emily Blunt, who recently became an American citizen, received backlash after making a joke about regretting her decision in light of the Republican presidential debate.
The “Sicario” actress appeared on the Today show and apologised for her verbal gaffe, reported People magazine. “It was so not the intention to hurt anybody or cause any offense, so I really apologise to those that I caused offense,” she said. “It was just an offhand joke. I think I’ll probably leave the political jokes to late night or something.”
Blunt, 32, said the first GOP debate scared her after becoming a citizen. “That scared me more than this movie,” the actress said, referencing the action-packed film in which she plays an FBI agent investigating the drug trade at the US and Mexico border.
Blunt also feels becoming the citizen was special to her. “It’s really meaningful. You know, I mean, my two favourite people in the world are American – my husband (John Krasinski) and my daughter. It was kind of a special day. Yeah, it was great!”