Sean Connery Encourages Independence for ScotlandBy: Jennifer Curra - March 3, 2014
The name Sean Connery is one of the few names still synonymous with James Bond. Like the daring 007 character portrayed through the well-known films Sir Sean Connery brought to life, the actor has shown his own daring nature by voicing his desire for Scotland’s independence. Connery has recently expressed his wish that Scotland vote in favor of leaving the UK. According to the New Statesman, Connery claims that the decision should be made by “the people who choose to live and work there [Scotland]” however, the actor does not hold back his support for such a prospect. “Scotland has the chance to make a step change,” Connery shared.
Though Connery does not presently reside in Scotland, he articulated his wishes for Scotland. “I fully respect the choice facing Scotland in September is a matter for the people who choose to work and live there — that’s only right, but as a Scot with a lifelong love of Scotland and the arts, I believe the opportunity of independence is too good to miss. Simply put there is no more creative an act than creating a new nation. A Yes vote will capture the world’s attention. There will be a renewed focus on our culture and politics, giving us an unparalleled opportunity to promote our heritage and creative excellence.”
The legendary actor has a broad, global fan base, and his celebrity stature has the potential to carry significant influence even relating to political issues. The popular actor has a celebratory day designated in his honor where August 25th serves as the official Sean Connery Day.
Will residents of Scotland be swayed by the charismatic performer’s words?