Sir Patrick Stewart Going For United States Citizenship?
'Logan' Star Says He's Becoming Citizen To "Fight" Trump
Make it so.
The man behind such characters as Star Trek: The Next Generation's Captain Jean-Luc Picard and, more recently, Professor X of the X-Men franchise wants to become a permanent United States citizen as a result of President Trump.
It's nothing to do with any overtures that the 45th president of the United States may have made to the venerable actor of stage and screen, however; Sir Patrick Stewart wants to be a part of the resistance against President Trump.
During an interview on The View, Stewart was asked about a tweet he had posted regarding a recent trip to Washington, D.C. where he said that he had one of the worst sleeps of his life and suggested that it was because he was sleeping not far from where the president himself might have been sleeping.
Stewart and his wife, Sunny Ozell, who is American, were in Washington, D.C. to discuss what they can do in the wake of President Trump's election.
"All of my friends in Washington said there is one thing you can do: fight, fight, oppose, oppose," he noted. "But I can’t do it because I’m not a citizen.”
At least, not yet. Stewart has had permanent residence status in the United States since 1987 and has paid United States taxes since then. The status likely dates back to when he would have first started portraying Captain Picard on the then-new Star Trek: The Next Generation. He said now that President Trump is in charge of the United States, he is feeling more motivated to pursue his American citizenship.
“I’m not a citizen, however, maybe it’s the only good thing: as a result of this election, I am now applying for citizenship,” he said.
The Viewco-host Joy Behar offered President Trump to Stewart as a leader for the United Kingdom, to which Stewart replied, “We have our own problems. We have Brexit.”
While there is no reason to doubt Stewart's seriousness about applying for citizenship, it will be interesting to see what, exactly, Stewart, Ozell and his friends might do to "fight" or "oppose" President Trump's administration.
Here's his interview on The View: