Now that she’s passed the U.S. citizenship test, Emily Blunt cracked that she’s kind of excited to be an American.
When the Sicario actress, 32, went on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Wednesday, the talk-show host expressed how excited he was that Blunt recently became a U.S. citizen.
“I hope you know how thrilled I am that you’re one of us now,” Kimmel told Blunt.
“Really? Did you not like that I wasn’t before?” Blunt asked.
Kimmel explained that before she became a citizen, he always felt like there was a wedge between them because “when people come here from England they kind of look down their noses at us.”
Blunt jokingly agreed. “Oh, we do! Yeah, very much. Because we’re better than them. But now I’m only half better.”
When Blunt opened up about the day she was sworn in, she said it wasn’t as emotional as people would expect, calling it the “most bizarre day.”
“It’s so strange and disarming,” she said. “I’m not sure I’m entirely thrilled about it.”
One thing that did make her feel more comfortable: having Matthew McConaughey‘s wife, Camila Alves, sworn in with her. Blunt quipped that in typical casual McConaughey fashion, the Oscar winner showed up looking like he “was going on a safari” while Alves looked amazing.
Besides having to renounce Queen Elizabeth – “They’re like, ‘Just say it. You don’t have to mean it, but just say it,’ ” she recalled – the hardest part of the process was having to pass the U.S. citizenship test. “I guarantee most Americans would have no idea how to answer any of these questions,” she offered.
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But that test proved to be a breeze compared to the “real” U.S. citizenship test Kimmel gave her.
Blunt failed to answer any of his questions correctly, which included naming the Big Gulp at 7-11 and knowing what MLB and DQ stand for.
In fact, at one point Blunt thought that “DQ” had racy connotations, after an audience member mimicked licking an ice cream cone.
Her response? Cracking up and admitting defeat on Kimmel’s test.