As Joshua Jackson and Jodie Turner-Smith’s baby gets ready to arrive, the couple has apparently been contemplating where they’d like to raise their newborn. According to the Queen & Slim actress, their current home of the United States isn’t the couple’s first choice.
In a recent interview with the Sunday Times, the 33-year-old actress revealed that she and her husband have been putting plenty of thought into where their first child should grow up.
Due to the tough racial climate, the U.S. isn’t an ideal option, Turner-Smith told the Sunday Times.
“The racial dynamics over here are fraught. White supremacy is overt. It’s the reason I don’t want to raise my kids here. I don’t want my kids to grow up doing active shooter drills at school.”
According to her IMDb page, the Nightflyers star was born in Peterborough, England. However, she told the Sunday Times, “England has gone off the rails. So I was thinking maybe Canada.”
Her 41-year-old husband, Dawson’s Creek star Joshua Jackson was born in Vancouver, and according to the interview, the duo is considering having their new child follow in his footsteps and call Canada home.
Turner-Smith was incredibly candid about the “culture shock” she experienced as a child when moving from England to Maryland.
“I was really excited when I came to America about meeting black people. But it was a huge culture shock because I was rejected by the black community. They were like, ‘You talk like a white girl.’ People would call me an Oreo. All I wanted was acceptance.”
If the celebrity couple does decide to raise their baby in Canada, they would be doing the same as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. They recently relocated to the Great White North with their son Archie.
According to the Sunday Times, Turner-Smith was seven months pregnant at the time of the interview, meaning that she and her husband are just a few weeks away from welcoming their new addition.