What does it mean to be an American?
Emily Blunt is still mulling that question, as she proved on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Tuesday night. The Sicario star became a legal resident of the United States in August, and her friend and neighbor Jimmy Kimmel is ecstatic. "I hope you know how thrilled I am that you are one of us now," the TV host told the movie star.
"Really?" Blunt asked. "Did you not like that I wasn't before?"
"There was a wedge between us, I felt like, yes," Kimmel said, adding, "We always get the sense that when people come here from England they kind of look down their noses at us." The actress jokingly replied, "Oh, we do! Yeah! Very much. Because we're better than them. But now I'm only half better."
"It's so strange and slightly disarming. I'm not sure I'm entirely thrilled about it," she said. "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. It was the most bizarre day. Matthew McConaughey's wife [Camila Alves] was getting sworn in with me, who is so nice. McConaughey shows up looking like he's going on safari. I was like, 'You could have worn a shirt and tie. Like, Camila looks amazing!'"
Blunt's husband, actor John Krasinski, stood by McConaughey during the ceremony and tried his best not to say, "All right, all right, all right," the actress recalled. "That's all he was thinking about the whole time."