There's a short but substantial list of celebrities people forget are actually American.
Some people are surprised to find out Renée Zellweger is American because of her role in Bridget Jones's Diary.
EXCUSE ME ? Renee zellweger is AMERICAN? As in Bridget jones is American !!! Nope
— M A R A 🖤 (@tamaraorchard) October 7, 2022
Other people can't believe Peter Dinklage backs the red, white, and blue.
Peter dinklage is american??????????
— hestia (@brontefilm) November 29, 2022
And it's still surprising to me that some people don't realize Elijah Wood is actually from Iowa.
Elijah Wood being American really throws me off
— Alex (@Cinnadun) July 12, 2021
Now we have another to add to the list: Gillian Anderson.
A clip of her on Kimmel is going viral because a whole bunch of people didn't realize she was American.
this being how I find out gillian anderson is American is crazy https://t.co/F1YWbKDkBX
— paul (@paulswhtn) October 31, 2023
Yep, she was actually born in Chicago.
wait.. Gillian Anderson is American?????? 😭 https://t.co/ueDXJwtnNm
— dar (@talesengineer) October 31, 2023
Gillian spent her childhood between the UK and the US, so that could explain the confusion, too.
That clip of her just, like, speaking has set people off.
gillian anderson is american???
— ky 🪲 (@kysi4n) October 31, 2023
"It makes me so very uncomfortable that Gillian Anderson is American," this person said.
It makes me so very uncomfortable that Gillian Anderson is American
— lot 🌳 (@shartslottes) October 31, 2023
"When I found out Gillian Anderson was American... girl, I almost fainted," another said.
when i found out gillian anderson was american… girl, i almost fainted.
— freyALIEN SUPERSTAR 🌟 (@DIVINEFEMINlNE) October 31, 2023
It's just straight up shock and awe all around.
today i found out that gillian anderson is american, and was born in chicago????!!!!!
— joder tio (@terrafuckngnova) October 31, 2023
So, yep, do what you want with that information.
just learned gillian anderson is an american woman from chicago pic.twitter.com/XB2S7E4XnR
— troy 𐦍 (@troyyallen) October 31, 2023
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