Hollywood Reacts to the British Invading Their Turf

January 27, 2011 By:
Hollywood Reacts to the British Invading Their Turf

The British are coming! The British are coming!

Oh, wait they’re already here… Stars like Ricky Gervais, Piers Morgan and Simon Cowell have invaded Hollywood for good—and celebs are reacting. Sharon Osbourne, who’s always one to speak her mind, said she thinks it should be the other way around.

“Yeah, I wonder why Americans don’t want to go to England,” Sharon told Hollyscoop. “When you think about it I don’t know why the English come here, I don’t get it. I think it’s still that old thing about America is bigger and better and everybody wants to be here.”

I agree! America—f**k yeah!!!

Actor James McAvoy is Scottish—close enough—and given the FOUR films he has coming out in 2011, it looks like he’s here to stay.

We asked him what he thinks about the British Invasion into Hollywood lately, and he said it’s just another fad.

“I feel like every two minutes it seems to be a British Invasion,” he jokingly told Hollyscoop. “Every year I come to LA, I come here once a year and people go, ‘Hey, what do you think about the British invasion,’ I’m like ‘Another one, oh no there is no British people left in Britain.’

“Next week it will be Australians, the week after Irish and the week after Belgium. I don’t know.”

One Brit reaping the benefits of the good ole U.S. of A is the new Larry King--Piers Morgan—who’s remained pretty humble despite his huge new job!

“No one could ever replace Larry King,” Morgan told HS. “He is an iconic figure, he’s one of the great interviewers in the world; he has been for 25 years on TV. No one is going to replace him, its like Simon Cowell on American Idol.”

Speaking of Simon, he’s like the poster child for living the dream in America. He walked away from his American Idol offer of $150 grand last year to launch X Factor—which starts in September. And I have a hunch it’s going to be just a tad popular.

What do you think about the British invasion into Hollywood? Tell us your thoughts in the comments!