The Parthenon Marbles have been in the international limelight following the diplomatic row that broke out between the UK and Greece after British Premier Rishi Sunak snubbed his Greek counterpart Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Monday cancelling their scheduled Tuesday meeting.

Now Canadian-American Hollywood star of Greek origin, Nia Vardalos, has weighed in on the controversy with a post on her Instagram page, requesting the UK return the Marbles to their rightful place.

“Dear British Museum, We would appreciate our stolen Marbles back at the Parthenon, where they belong. Thank You. P.S. I’ll come pick them up, I have a big purse”, a photo she shared with her followers read.

The writer and star of “My Big Fat Greek Wedding”, a romantic comedy blockbuster that grossed US $398 million worldwide on a budget of just US $5 million, received thousands of likes on her post with many Brits concurring with her sentiment.

The diplomatic fallout was triggered when the Greek PM was scheduled to meet with his counterpart in London on Tuesday during the former’s 3-day work visit where the two were set to discuss matters of bilateral interest, including the Parthenon Marbles.

Sunak reportedly cancelled the meeting after the Greek PM made, what the British perceived as an overly critical statement during a BBC interview when he said that “keeping the Parthenon Marbles at the British Museum is artistic vandalism akin to cutting the Mona Lisa in half”.