"How I Met Your Mother" is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year and Cobie Smulders, who memorably portrayed Robin Scherbatsky, spoke to Yahoo Entertainment about how she landed the role - and how her life has recently imitated Robin's.
“I met Josh [Radnor] when we were testing," Smulders says of her co-star who played on-again-off-again romantic interest Ted Mosby. "We got along so well, and it just kind of all happened. It just was the best job that I think I'll ever have.”
Smulders also recently followed in the footsteps of her character: She has achieved dual citizenship. She is now a citizen of both Canada and America, just like Robin. (There's even a "HIMYM" episode entitled "Duel Citizenship").
She decided to become an American citizen primarily so she can vote - both in the upcoming presidential election and locally in L.A. On Instagram, she noted that she’s voting for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.
“I've been in this country as an immigrant [since] I was 20, 21,” she says. “I have been working here for so long and yet I'm not afforded the same benefits as people who are citizens. And honestly, I was sick of not voting.”