Ellen DeGeneres helps US audience learn how to pronounce Saoirse Ronan’s name
SHE may be one of the most in-demand actresses in Hollywood – but a huge amount of Americans can’t pronounce Saoirse Ronan’s name.
However that may be about to change, as Ellen DeGeneres has come up with a novel way for the US public to remember.
As awards season is about to kick off, the Carlow native appeared on the US comedienne’s popular chat show to discuss movie Brooklyn – and the pronunciation of her name came up.
Ellen presented the actress with a massive sign to wear on the red carpet, saying ‘Hello, my name is Sur-sha’.
Also attached to the sign are large pockets, which Ellen said was for her to carry champagne and snacks for long award ceremonies.
The 21-year-old is nominated for a Golden Globe this weekend for her role in Brooklyn.
She recently praised Ryan Gosling for helping people say her name, when he said it’s pronounced ‘like inertia’.
“Someone sent me a photo two weeks later of a cinema in Minnesota, and on the sign in the front it said ‘Brooklyn‘ and then underneath it said, ‘Ser-sha, Like Inertia,”’ she told People magazine.
“I couldn’t believe it! They actually put it on the front of the cinema, so the power of Ryan Gosling is stronger than anything else.”