Emily Blunt told to 'leave Hollywood' after joking about her US citizenship

British-born actress joked she regretted becoming a US citizen

Emily Blunt Jokes About Becoming an American Citizen; Infuriates Fox News
British-born actress Emily Blunt lived up to her name with her frank assessment of becoming an American citizen - and her comments were not well received by Fox New's morning show Fox and Friends, who told her to "leave Hollywood".

Blunt said she regretted getting her US citizenship after she watched the recent Republican presidential candidate debate. She told the Hollywood Reporter: "I became an American citizen recently - and that night, we watched the debate, and I thought 'This was a terrible mistake. What have I done?'"

The 32-year-old actress also riled Fox News with comments she made to US chat show host Jimmy Kimmel about the day she received her citizenship.

"I'm not sure I'm entirely thrilled about it. 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," she said.

Fox hits back

Anna Kooiman, an anchor on Fox's morning show, said: "Well you know what, why don't you leave Hollywood, California and let some of the American women take the roles that you're getting because American citizens are watching your movies and lining your pockets."

Her colleague Steve Doocy agreed, saying that Blunt has "alienated half the country" before warning that "they will now think twice before going to one of her movies".

A native of the UK, Blunt was born in London and now resides in Los Angeles with her American husband, actor from the US version of the Office, John Krasinski and their daughter Hazel.

She has so far not responded to the comments from Fox, reports The Independent.​