Don't pull a John Travolta  — learn how to properly pronounce your favorite stars' names before you find yourself saying them aloud in public. Do you know if you are properly enunciating Lupita's "Nyong'o" or making the one mistake that everyone does with "Demi Moore "? Or are you just fumbling over multisyllabic stars like Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Zach Galifianakis ? We've got you covered. Read on to find out how to say them correctly, and see if you have been messing up any famous person's name!
Everyone in America probably knows how to pronounce Lupita's name after the Oscars, but in case you need a refresher: "Loo-pita Nee-yong-oh." She even made a handy video on how to pronounce her name .
This one's for you, John Travolta : "Eye-dee-nuh Men-zell."
This Irish star's name is pronounced "SEAR-sha Ro-nan."
"DOUGH-null Glee-son" is how to say this About Time star's name.
The 12 Years a Slave star's name is harder to pronounce than it looks: "Choo-eh-tell Edge-ee-oh-for."
It's "LAY-ton," not "LEE-ton." Confusing, we know.
Just sound it out: "GAL-if-an-a-kiss." Easy!
The handsome Game of Thrones star's name is actually pretty simple to say: "Nick-oh-lie Coh-ster Wall-daw."
You may think you are saying Amanda's last name right, but you are probably not. It's pronounced "SIGH-fred," not "SEE-fred."
Mia's last name is pronounced "Waz-eh-kow-ska."
Yes, you've been saying Demi's first name wrong this entire time. It's "Da-MEE" not the more common "DEH-mee."
No, it's not "EYE-dris." It's "EE-dris ELLE-ba."
The Good Morning America's last name looks imposing, but it's actually pretty simple: "Stef-an-op-a-luss."
Last year, everyone was trying to master how to pronounce this Oscar nominee's first name. It's "Kwah-ven-jah-ney."
Did you think it was just "Ralph"? Well, you were wrong. It's pronounced "RAY-ff Fines."
The trick to saying Chloë's last name is to ignore the "G." It's pronounced "Seven-yee."
No, it's not "ANN-ders." The proper way to say the Workaholics star's name is "ON-ders." Now we know why his costars just call him Ders.