13 Celebrity Names We’re All Mispronouncing
From Rachel Weisz to...Rihanna?!
All you wanted to do was rave to your friend about The Lobster, the new indie film starring Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz. But when you go to pronounce Rachel’s last name, you stumble. (“Is it Weese or Wice?” you awkwardly ask.) This list will set the record straight once and for all.
The wrong way: Rachel Weese
The right way: Rachel VICE
She’s Hungarian, y’all.
The wrong way: Say-or-se Ronan
The right way: SEAR-sha Ronan
Leave it to Ryan Gosling to set the record straight.
The wrong way: Amanda Say-fried
The right way: Amanda Sigh-fred
We bet Meryl got it right.
The wrong way: Ree-ahn-ah
The right way: Ree-ANN-ah
Rhymes with banana. (Mind = blown.)
The wrong way: Zoe-sha Mamet
The right way: ZAH-sha Mamet
Think of it as Sasha with a Z.
The wrong way: Loo-pita Knee-on-go
The right way: Loo-PEE-ta En-YON-go
The Oscar winner even took to Instagram to explain.
The wrong way: Ann-a Faris
The right way: AH-na Faris
She’s trained to wrestle, so you better get it right.
The wrong way: Char-lies Ther-own
The right way: Char-LEEZ THAIR-en
You almost nailed it.
The wrong way: Ralph Fee-ennes
The right way: Rayf Fine-z
He’s far too distinguished to just be Ralph.
The wrong way: Mar-iss-ka Hargitay
The right way: Mar-ISH-ka Hargitay
As a Law and Order super-fan, you should know.
The wrong way: DEM-ee Moore
The right way: Deh-MEE Moore
The wrong way: Hayden Pan-ih-tear-ee
The right way: Hayden Pan-ih-TEE-air
It’s Italian, FYI.
The wrong way: Adele Dazeem
The right way: I-DEEN-a Men-zel
JK, JK, JK.