Stewart To Become U.S. Citizen
Sir Patrick Stewart, star of Star Trek: The Next Generation and the X-Men franchise, is about to become an American. The English-born actor has announced his intention to apply for American citizenship. On Thursday, March 2nd, while on the television program The View, Stewart announced his rational: to fight President Trump. He was first asked about a tweet he published in February:
On the program, he explained he and his wife, American performer Sunny Ozell, would discussing what to do in the wake of Trump’s victory. ““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,” Stewart said. “Because I want to be an American too. 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.” It is uncertain if he would have to give up his knighthood or if he will be a dual citizen.
From Britain To Brooklyn
While Stewart hails from England, for the last several years he has lived in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn. He’s become a proud Brooklynite, complete with a favorite neighborhood pub and a favorite pizza place. He has taken several photos of his explorations of New York City, and has performed both on Broadway and at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. When Sir Ian McKellan joined him for two plays in repertory, Stewart took photos of them (and special guest Leonard Nimoy) exploring Times Square, Coney Island, and other New York landmarks.
Stewart has also been known to skewer conservative thinking on this side of the Atlantic. He voices the head of the CIA on American Dad, as well as parodying Bill O’Reilly as a British conservative pundit on Blunt Talk.
Word of the Nerd fully welcomes Patrick Stewart as a citizen of the United States, and this writer, a Brooklynite, has yet to randomly meet him on the street.