As a Brit living abroad, I'm always curious as to what perceptions people have about the UK from film and television.
So I sat down with the wonderful Moni González from BuzzFeed LATAM to chat about what perceptions she had about the UK — and some were admittedly pretty spot on. Here are some of the biggest differences and similarities that IRL Brits share with their media counterparts:
1.We don't all live in picturesque manor houses, like in Pride and Prejudice and Downton Abbey.
2.We don't all sound like Tom Hiddleston.
3.We're not all super polite, like a Hugh Grant character.
4.And, alas, the men aren't all romantic Hugh Grant types.
5.Despite shows like The Crown, we're not all actually obsessed with the Royal family.
6.Brits don't actually all hang out in the tourist spots in London.
7.Parents don't let us completely loose as teenagers, like in Skins.
8.However, with shows like Skins and Misfits, Brits are admittedly fairly open about drug use — at least on our screens.
9.And, as Naked Attraction might imply, a bit of nudity is not a huge deal.
10.While we're not all quite Malcolm Tucker from The Thick of It, we do fucking love to swear.
11.And tea? Yeah, Brits are into it.
12.Brits also bloody love a good pint.
13.Finally, the weather is admittedly pretty crappy.
Are there any stereotypes about the UK that you've found to be way off? LMK in the comments!
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