Stewart: Class in America


Much to his dismay, Sir Patrick Stewart experienced classism in the United States.

The actor did not expect to find this when he arrived in the US in the 1980s.

“I expected to be living in a classless society in which status was of no significance,” said the actor, who said that class was “such an essential part” of British life.

“I quickly found that being in a syndicated science-fiction television show had put me way down that hierarchical ladder.”

With all of his success though, beginning with Star Trek: The Next Generation and continuing with the X-Men franchise, it’s probable that Stewart is at least on a higher rung of the class ladder these days.

Source: The Mirror

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