After decades spent balancing British roots with a Hollywood career, Patrick Stewart is applying for U.S. citizenship. The factor motivating the change? Donald Trump. Stewart explained his plans on The View, noting: “Maybe it’s the only good result of this election … I am now applying for citizenship because I want to be an American, too. Because all of my friends in Washington said there is one thing you can do: Fight, fight. Oppose, oppose. But I can’t do it because I’m not a citizen.” The actor and known Fourth of July enthusiast has resided in the U.S. for years. An Officer of the Order of the British Empire, he was knighted abroad in 2010. Citizenship: the step you take when Ian McKellen mounting your face on a protest sign is not resistance enough.
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