Chiwetel Ejiofor Is No Wookiee, Says Don’t Call Him ‘Chewy’

The Urban Daily

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Actor Chiwetel Ejiofor celebrates the success of his film, “12 Years A Slave” with a cover of this month’s “Variety” magazine.

Though Ejiofor has been acting for two decades, gaining recognition for his parts in films like “Kinky Boots” and “Children Of Men,” it is his role in “12 Years a Slave” that’s thrust the 36-year-old actor into the limelight. In the interview with “Variety” he reveals one of the best parts about finally getting mainstream attention.

“I’ve noticed people are growing in confidence about how to say my name,” he admits with a chuckle (it’s CHOO-it-tell EDGE-ee-oh-for). And more and more, he says, they’re getting it right. He does not care for the nickname “Chewy,” despite what you may have read. But it’s only in recent years that he’s started to tell people that. “It was a nickname from school I didn’t really like, and it managed to follow…

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