Jodie Turner-Smith was in London last night for the premiere of Queen & Slim looking like a stone cold goddess in this dress. She was also interviewed for The Sunday Times (via PEOPLE) to promote the film and the main headline coming out of the piece is that she talked about not wanting to raise her child in either the United States or in England. In case you haven’t heard, she and Joshua Jackson are expecting – and might be married, though she wouldn’t confirm or deny it.
“The racial dynamics over here are fraught. White supremacy is overt. It’s the reason I don’t want to raise my kids here,” Turner-Smith told the publication. She added: “I don’t want my kids to grow up doing active shooter drills at school.”
As to where they’ll possibly go?
“England has gone off the rails,” the British actress said, “so I was thinking maybe Canada.” (Jackson, 41, was born in Vancouver, British Columbia.)
Look, I’m Canadian and I’m here for the Canadian love but if you love a place, you also have to be honest about it. Canada is racist too. Our national shame is our treatment of Indigenous people. Black Canadians would tell you that they encounter discrimination every day. Chinese Canadians are currently being racially targeted because of coronavirus. All of that sh-t exists here and it must be reckoned with. I’m not saying Jodie and Joshua shouldn’t raise their baby in Canada because, please, of course they should come here. But Canada is far from perfect. And perpetuating this fantasy that we are a country of polite apologisers immune to the social problems experienced in other places only delays our confronting and addressing those realities.
Now… onto some fun. How about some high school squeals. Because I straight up high school squealed over this next quote which is Jodie talking about how she and Joshua feel about each other.
“We are obsessed with each other,” said Turner-Smith, who admitted she “went back and rewatched a lot of [Joshua’s] movies. I do it whenever we’re apart because I miss him so much. He loves that I am obsessed with him.”
I love that they are obsessed with each other. I am obsessed with how obsessed they are with each other. Their obsession with each other is only fueling my obsession with them.