By Emily Blake
September 15, 2015 at 12:00 PM EDT
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Sicario actress Emily Blunt told EW at the Toronto International Film Festival that she found the brutality in her upcoming drug-trade thriller “really disarming.” But there’s something that terrified her even more recently, and it took place in the U.S. 

“You know, what scared me was watching the Republican debate after becoming a citizen,” she told People. “That scared me more than this movie.”

After the British actress, who just recently became a U.S. citizen, told The Hollywood Reporter earlier this week that the debate convinced her she’d made a “terrible mistake,” Fox and Friends co-host Anna Kooiman took the joke a little too seriously. “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,” Kooiman said.

Check out EW’s interview with Blunt and her Sicario co-stars below.

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