Good Guy Ryan Gosling Taught the World How to Pronounce Saoirse Ronan's Name

Indisputable truth: "The power of Ryan Gosling is stronger than anything else."

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Hey girl, have you ever wondered how to pronounce Saoirse Ronan's name? Much like many women whose monikers are laden with random vowels, the Brooklyn star often has to deal with people who have zero idea how to address her. Is it Sasha? Sersha? Thanks to feminist hero Ryan Gosling, we never have to wonder again.

"It's Ser-sha, like inertia," secret-poet/Dr. Seuss predecessor Ryan helpfully revealed while presenting Saoirse with a Hollywood Film Award in November. Naturally, she was thrilled.

"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,"' Saoirse told People (opens in new tab). "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." 

As anyone who's watched Ryan Gosling eat cereal knows, he's clearly a God-like force. "He's like, Jesus or something, like a blond Canadian Jesus," Saoirse concluded.

Yes. This seems accurate. Someone shove Ryan Gosling into a body of water to see if he walks.

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Mehera Bonner
Mehera Bonner

Mehera Bonner is a celebrity and entertainment news writer who enjoys Bravo and Antiques Roadshow with equal enthusiasm. She was previously entertainment editor at Marie Claire and has covered pop culture for over a decade.