Charlize Theron may be one of the most famous faces in the world, but her name – specifically her surname – is still widely mispronounced
The Hollywood award-winning actress – born in Benoni, South Africa – has had her last name butchered more times than she can remember.
It seems like she’s had enough, because the blonde bombshell has finally set the record straight on how to pronounce ‘Theron’.
If you’ve been saying ‘Ther-on’ all this time, than you’re one of those who’ve been getting it hopelessly wrong
“The truth of the matter is those are not even remotely close to the real pronunciation,” Charlize said on an appearance of The One Show this week.
‘Theron’ is prounounced more like the word ‘throne’, with a slight roll on the ‘r’, claims Charlize.
If you didn’t know, now you know!
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