Fox News host says Emily Blunt should ‘leave Hollywood’ after making US citizenship joke

Fox News host also suggests Blunt should 'let some American women take on the role you're getting'

A Fox News host has suggested that Emily Blunt should “leave Hollywood” and “let some American women take on the roles that you’re getting” after the actress made a joke about her newly-acquired US citizenship.

The British-born actress, who is married to American actor John Krasinski, was sworn in as an American citizen last month and now holds dual citizenship. During an interview with The Hollywood Reporter last week, she joked that a recent debate between prospective Republican Presidential candidates had made her question her decision to become a naturalised American, saying: “We watched the Republican debate and I thought, ‘This was a terrible mistake. What have I done?'”

Discussing Blunt’s comments on yesterday’s episode of morning show Fox & Friends, Fox News presenter Anna Kooiman said: “Well you know what, then why don’t you leave Hollywood, California, and let some American women take on the roles that you’re getting, because Americans are watching your movies and lining your pockets.”

Kooiman’s fellow host Steve Doocy went on to suggest that Blunt’s comments may have damaged her career, saying: “She has alienated half the country that now will think twice about going to one of her movies.”

Blunt’s next film, crime thriller Sicario, opens in the US on Friday and in UK cinemas on October 8. Watch the actress’s citizenship comments being discussed on Fox News below.