Emily Blunt: ‘I Apologize’

Vows no more political 'jokes' after GOP slam

Actress Emily Blunt may have finally realized it’s unwise to insult half of the movie-going audience days before her newest film opens.

Blunt, who was born in England, became an American citizen over the summer. Earlier this week, she said she regretted that decision after watching Donald Trump and the rest of the GOP 2016 presidential field during the first Republican debate last month.

“We watched the Republican debate and I thought, ‘This was a terrible mistake. What have I done?’” she told The Hollywood reporter with a slight grin.

Now the only thing she regrets is making that statement.

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“It so was not the intention to hurt anybody or cause any offense, so I really apologize to those that I caused offense. It was just an off-hand joke,” she told Savannah Guthrie on NBC’s “Today” Thursday. “I think I’ll probably leave the political jokes to late night or something.”

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Guthrie attempted her own damage control on the “Sicario” star’s defense. The “Today” reporter said “some people took that the wrong way,” even though the statement had but one message to any casual observer.

Blunt went on to say she cherished becoming a U.S. citizen and studied hard to learn the country’s political system. Her new drug thriller “Sicario” opens Friday in limited release.

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