Domhnall Gleeson has called out American chat show host Stephen Colbert for mispronouncing his name after he recently appeared on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.
On a previous episode of the popular programme, Stephen butchered Domhnall’s name which the Dublin actor was all too happy to bring up and remind him.
“A few weeks ago you had Steve Carrell on the show, and you said ‘Now in this series you are with Dom-nom-nal Gleeson,” he said.
Clearly embarrassed, Stephen replied shaking his head saying: “Yes, I said Dom-nom-nal . . . ”
“It was a car crash. It was a mess,” Domhnall continued before the TV host protested: “Well you can’t blame me, Irish names are impossible!”
However, the Dublin native refused to let him off the hook, responding: “I’m not gonna take this from a Colbert!”
In the end, the pair had a good laugh about it and shook hands, with Stephen even apologising.
“Sorry about that!” he added.
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One fan took to Twitter to share a clip of the interaction, captioning it: “Deeply obsessed with Domhnall Gleeson calling out Stephen Colbert for making a hames of the pronunciation of his name.”
While Irish broadcaster Rick O’Shea also couldn’t help but share the clip, writing: “As if I couldn’t love Domhnall Gleeson anymore…”
This isn’t the first time a US chat show has gotten into difficulty pronouncing Irish names as actress, Saoirse Ronan has also been known to correct certain hosts on how to say her name.
Maybe one day they will learn!