Patrick Stewart Applying for U.S. Citizenship to ‘Fight, Oppose’ Trump

Patrick Stewart is applying for U.S. citizenship in an effort to fight President Trump.

Stewart made the reveal during an appearance on ABC’s “The View” on Thursday morning after host Joy Behar asked about a tweet Stewart sent Feb. 10. “Had the worst sleep of my life last night,” Stewart tweeted from Washington, D.C. “But I was sleeping less than 300 [yards] from where Donald Trump sleeps. Could there be a connection?”

Stewart explained to “The View” hosts that he and his wife recently visited friends, whom he described as “Washington insiders,” at the capital to inquire what action they can take in the aftermath of Trump’s election.

Related

Logan

‘Logan’ Cast: Who’s Who in the Third ‘X-Men’ Wolverine Film

“As a 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,” Stewart said. “But I can’t do it, because I’m not a citizen.”

Stewart was born in Mirfield, U.K., but has spent a significant portion of his life in the United States, becoming a pop-culture icon through his portrayals of Captain Jean-Luc Picard in “Star Trek” and Professor Xavier in the “X-Men” movies. He can currently be seen in theaters in “Logan,” starring Hugh Jackman.

Filed Under:

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 6

Leave a Reply

6 Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

  1. Authoritarian Slayer says:

    Captain Picard for president!

  2. Lynne Sands says:

    Compared to the comments below, Patrick Stewart’s was a masterpiece of diplomacy.

  3. Myles Standish says:

    In one fell swoop, Stewart has offended a massive portion of his fan base, and far more importantly, mocked every single human being who has made the life-changing decision to immigrate to the U.S. He probably figured, “What the hey, this late in my career, what with dementia setting in and my portfolio in good shape, lets go out on a profoundly stupid and offensive note, shall we?”.

  4. Moose says:

    Patrick Stewart is either a show-boater or an idiot. Take your pick.

More Film News from Variety

Loading