Tom Hiddleston, Benedict Cumberbatch & More Reasons to Be Sad America & England Broke Up

Ah, the 4th of July — that wonderful summer holiday full of fireworks, grilling, and love of country. It's our birthday and we'll have cakes that look like flags if we want to! We'll also take a trip to the beach, eat corn on the cob, and we're totally going to wear a bandana with of the stars and stripes on it to honor our independence. But as grateful as we are for our liberty, there are still a few things we're missing out on back in Ye Olde England. Our brethren across the pond know what's going on when it comes to royalty, cultural institutions, gorgeous countryside landscapes, stinky cheese, pub life, Sherlock, and the art of Sunday roast dinner.

Sure, we've got our purple mountains and their majesties, but England's got festivities like the Queen's Jubilee and villages with silly names like Boggy Bottom. Oh, and don't even get me STARTED on Cornish ice cream.

But aside from the pomp and circumstance, Downton Abbey, the tweed-laden history, the wry sense of humor, and the kitschy/quaint charm of the United Kingdom (not to mention the strength of the pound... DAMN YOU!), the real reason we're a little sad about our big break-up with England back in 1776 is that they lay claim to these fine gentleman. If we were still together, these dudes would belong to us, too. Ah, the price of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

Tom Hiddleston

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WHY!? Wish he could belong to us in the U.S.

Benedict Cumberbatch

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WHY OH WHY DID WE DO THIS TO OURSELVES!? Those forefathers weren't such fore-thinkers.

Idris Elba

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~Collapses and dies.~

Tom Hardy

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(EXPLETIVES DELETED.)

Kit Harington (and his hair)

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Why did we do this to ourselves, America?

Henry Cavill

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This is just cruel.

Chiwetel Ejiofor

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We F-ed up.

Andrew Garfield

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BRB spinning a web of sorrow.

Clive Owen

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REGRET.

Charlie Hunnam

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This isn't getting any easier.

Alex Pettyfer

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I need someone to hold me.

Eddie Redmayne

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Enough! I've had enough!

Sam Palladio

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Can't.

Dan Stevens

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NOOOOOOOOPE.

Happy Independence Day... I GUESS.