Hollywood star Charlize Theron has revealed that most people have been pronouncing her name wrong since time immemorial.
During an appearance on The One Show, the South Africa-born actor settled the score regarding her name once and for all.
When presenter Gethin Jones pointed out that many fans pronounce her surname with the emphasis on the ‘ther’ or the ‘on’, Theron said, “The truth of the matter is those are not even remotely close to the real pronunciation.” The Oscar winner then revealed that her surname is pronounced ‘Throne’, with a slight roll of the ‘r’ minus the depth on the ‘h’.
Asked whether her name is Afrikaans, Theron told host Alex Jones her name is French in origin.
The actor will next be seen in Netflix project, The Old Guard, which starts streaming from July 10. She was also recently in the news when she denied rumours that she is getting engaged to actor Sean Penn, saying she never intended to marry him.
Theron set the record straight on her former relationship with Penn when she appeared on The Howard Stern Show. Asked about the rumours, Theron said: “What? That’s not true. no. I did not ‘almost get married to Sean’. No, we dated, that was literally all we did, we dated. It was a relationship, for sure. We were definitely exclusive, but it was for barely a year. We never moved in. I was never going to marry him. It was nothing like that,” she continued. Penn and Theron began dating in 2013. The two split in 2015.
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