Saturday 3 December 2016

Ellen DeGeneres helps US audience learn how to pronounce Saoirse Ronan’s name

Published 06/01/2016 | 17:06

Saoirse Ronan arrives for the British Independent Film Awards at the Old Billingsgate Market in London, Britain December 6, 2015. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor
Saoirse Ronan's Brooklyn promotional wardrobe is impeccable
Saoirse Ronan
Saoirse Ronan, wearing Burberry, at Burberry and Fox Searchlight Pictures honour the cast and filmmakers of 'Brooklyn'
Saoirse Ronan, wearing Burberry, arrives at The Moet British Independent Film Awards 2015 at Old Billingsgate Market on December 6, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)

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.

  • Go To

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’.

Saoirse Ronan
Saoirse Ronan

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’.

READ MORE: Saoirse Ronan thanks Ryan Gosling for helping people pronounce her name  

Saoirse Ronan, wearing Burberry, at Burberry and Fox Searchlight Pictures honour the cast and filmmakers of 'Brooklyn'
Saoirse Ronan, wearing Burberry, at Burberry and Fox Searchlight Pictures honour the cast and filmmakers of 'Brooklyn'

“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.”

Online Editors

Read More

Promoted articles

Editors Choice

Also in Entertainment