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Jamie Lee Curtis It Is Not Hard To Pronounce Uzo Aduba's Name

Laurie Strode, what's good?

While presenting the award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama to Uzo Aduba at the 2015 Emmys, Jamie Lee Curtis said "I asked how to pronounce her name."


As Uzo said in her mother's own words once: “If they can learn to say Tchaikovsky and Michelangelo and Dostoyevsky, they can learn to say Uzoamaka."

cc Jamie Lee Curtis on asking how to pronounce Uzo's name. DO BETTER.

But of course, once you do learn, maybe don't make a joke about it on live TV.

Jamie Lee Curtis making a joke about needing to learn Uzo Aduba's name was so unprofessional. Do your job.

But here's the thing, she only professionally goes by UZO. Which is pronounced just how it's spelled. "Oooh-zo." And her last name is Aduba. Which, oddly enough, is also pronounced how it sounds. "Ah-du-ba."