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Canadian Sex and the City star becomes U.S. citizen so she can vote in the upcoming election

Actress Kim Cattrall may be from Canada, but she's recently become an American citizen — and it isn't just because she had a sudden craving for Shake Shack.

The Sex in the City star was raised in B.C. before moving to New York to study at an arts school at age 16.

Despite continuing to live part-time in the U.S., Cattrall didn't officially become a U.S. citizen until this past August.

Why? Well, in order to vote in the upcoming U.S. presidential election, of course.

The 64-year-old actress says that she became "emotional" when becoming a U.S. citizen.

"I came back to New York this August for a specific reason," Cattrall said during an interview on Live With Kelly And Ryan. "I came back to become a U.S. citizen so I could vote in this election."

Although Cattrall didn't explicitly say who she was voting for, it's probably safe to assume by her less-than-favourable Trump tweets that the Democrats have her vote.

Cattrall is also involved in Canadian politics, although in a more unexpected way; the actress dated former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau in 1981, during his second term as Canada's leader.

When an American news outlet mistook a picture of Cattrall for Margaret Trudeau during a segment in 2016, Cattrall poked fun at the gaffe on Twitter.

"I have a son who is the Prime Minister of Canada? I couldn't be more proud," she joked.

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