Even if you are a world famous actor, this does not mean that people will remember your name correctly. The heroes of the presented collection know firsthand about this.

Saoirse Ronan

The beautiful name “Saoirse” in translation from Irish means “freedom”. But its owner is not so happy to wear it. The 27-year-old Little Women star even sang a song on Saturday Night Live, in which she explains how each letter is pronounced.

Maitreyi Ramakrishnan

Maitreya’s parents are refugees from Sri Lanka, but the girl, who was born in Ontario, considers herself Canadian. The actress is only 19 years old, and she managed to become famous thanks to her role in the series “I Never …” from Netflix.

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

Such familiar to the Russian ear “Nikolai” causes a lot of difficulties for Western fans of the “Game of Thrones” star. By the way, the actor is Danish by nationality. He is known not only for his roles, but also for his activism, in particular for supporting the Danish Red Cross.

Chiwetel Ejiofor

The Briton of Nigerian descent has received numerous awards for his role as the slave Solomon in the drama “12 Years of Slavery.” As Chiwetel said, at school he was called “Jurasel”, but he never took offense at the eternal confusion with his name, because he understands that many people simply find it difficult to pronounce it.

Ioan Gruffudd

The career of the 47-year-old actor began with the cult film “Titanic”, after which he played in a series of films about the naval officer Hornblower, which brought him fame. Behind his shoulders roles in the films “102 Dalmatians”, “Black Hawk Down”, “King Arthur”, “Fantastic Four” and many others. Ioan has a lot of fans, but many of them find it difficult to read his name correctly, and all because the capital “ah” in the English alphabet looks like a small “el”.

Mia Wasikowska

The 31-year-old Australian woman with Polish roots is remembered by many for her role as Alice in Tim Burton’s film Alice in Wonderland. It can be assumed that the surname of the actress for Russians sounds simpler and clearer than for Americans, but even in the generally accepted Russian transliteration there is a mistake. It would be more correct to write “Washikovska”.

Steve Buscemi

The winner of the Emmy and Golden Globe is not lucky in the sense that people get confused about where the accent should fall in his surname. Many people pronounce “Buscemi” in the French manner, that is, with an emphasis on the last syllable, but the ancestors of the actor come from the Sicilian city of Menfi, and the sound “e” is stressed.

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