David Tennant on Scottish Independence: 'Don't ask me, I don’t live there any more'
'As I chose to leave Scotland many years ago now I forfeited my right to tell Scottish residents how to run the country,' the Doctor Who star said
David Tennant is a genuine Scottish person whose opinion on whether the country should vote to be independent from the rest of the UK on 18 September could actually mean something to the electorate.
But the former Doctor Who star has vowed to remain silent over the issue, insisting that he has "no right" to share his opinion because he no longer lives in Scotland.
"As I chose to leave Scotland many years ago now I forfeited my right to tell Scottish residents how to run the country," he told The Sunday Times.
"And anyway, there is nothing more odious than actors foisting their opinions around. I’m very happy to leave that to the politicians who are – hopefully – so much better placed and informed."
The actor - who was born in Bathgate, West Lothian and now lives in London - made the comments after fellow Scot Sir Sean Connery voiced his opinion on the debate in March, despite the fact he now lives in the Bahamas.
"As a Scot and as someone with a lifelong love for both Scotland and the arts, I believe the opportunity of independence is too good to miss," the 83-year-old former James Bond said.
"Simply put - there is no more creative an act than creating a new nation."
Video: Scotland decides
At the beginning of August, more than 200 household names signed an open letter urging Scotland to "vote no" in the referendum.
Mick Jagger, Sir David Attenborough, Sir Patrick Stewart and Simon Cowell were among the famous faces who put their name to the Let's Stay Together campaign, which aims to save the union and convince Scotland to stay with the United Kingdom.
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