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Laurence Fishbourne and four other celebs whose names you've been misspelling

It's Cilian Murphy, not Cillian

Cropped poster for Matrix Reloaded
Image credit: Warner Bros

[Editor's Note; For April Fool's Day, Popverse Deputy Editor Tiffany had fun with commmon mispellings of some actors' names.]

It's hard to get names right. We get that here at Popverse. But to be a real fan of someone, you should probably get their name spelled correctly. So, as a favor to the Real Fans out there, here are some names you might be spelling wrong.

Laurence Fishbourne

Cropped poster for Matrix Reloaded
Image credit: Warner Bros

You know him from... well, everywhere. Laurence Fishbourne has been one of the most prolific actors in Hollywood for years, from appearances in Apocalypse Now, The Color Purple, Boyz n the Hood, to starring in Othello, The Matrix, and the John Wick movies. And there is a U in his name, thank U very much.

Cilian Murphy

Oppenheimer screenshot
Image credit: Universal Pictures

It's one "L" my friends. Star of Oppenheimer Cilian Murphy may be most recognized for his collaboration with Christopher Nolan or for his incredible performance as Thomas Shelby in Peaky Blinders, but one thing you've got to know about him is that it's Cilian, not Cillian.

Britany Spears

Cropped cover for single I Love Rock N' Roll
Image credit: Britney Spears

Again, it's one "T" not two. Do not hit us one more time, simply hit us once.

Mark Ruffallo

Still image of Mark Ruffalo in The Avengers
Image credit: Marvel Studios

Ruffallo! Ruffallo! Ru-FFa-LLo!

Jodie Whitaker

Jodie Whittaker as the Doctor in Doctor Who
Image credit: BBC

Doctor Who only has one "T," and so does Jodie Whitaker's name. Don't believe us? How dare...

(If you haven't got it by now - our apologies to the above celebrities, April Fools.)


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Tiffany Babb

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Tiffany Babb is Popverse's deputy editor and resident Sondheim enthusiast. Tiffany likes stories that understand genre conventions (whether they play into them or against them), and she cries very easily at the movies— but rarely at the moments that are meant to be tearjerkers.
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