Playing larger than life characters on the silver screen is sometimes part and parcel of being an actor. But some actors have been known to take their movie characters off set and often times for a good cause.
Recently, Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt paid a visit to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital in Los Angeles dressed as Star Lord (check E! Online details). Not only did the actor organise a special screening of the Marvel superhero blockbuster but he also donned his threads from the movie and distributed swag from the movie to the kids.
Pratt’s selfless gesture is to be admired and he joins a long list of stars who have also done their bit for their fans while in character and in costume…
Jack Sparrow Visits A School
During filming Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides in London, Depp received a letter from a nine-year-old from a school nearby who wanted his help in staging a mutiny against the teachers. Not one to disappoint his young fan, Depp made time during filming to pay a visit to the school as Captain Jack Sparrow.
Spidey Plays Basketball
Whilst doing promotional work in the UK for the Amazing Spider-Man 2, actor Andrew Garfield took time off to show his support for a children’s charity event. Decked out in his Spider-Man outfit, the actor showed off his skills on the basketball court in a fun game with fans and posed for photos right after.
An Afternoon with Lady Sif
With her battle suit and armour in tow, Thor actress Jaimie Alexander spent an afternoon in December last year with the patients of Children’s Hospital Hospital in L.A. Lady Sif not only hung out with the kids at the hospital but also handed out autographed DVDS, posters and posed for photos.
Hellboy Grants A Wish
Despite being an anti-hero, Hellboy was the top pick for Zachary a six-year-old, battling leukaemia. So when Zachary made a request to the Make-A-Wish Foundation in 2004 for a visit from the demon hellspawn, Ron Perlman, the actor playing him gladly obliged. Reportedly it took the actor four hours of make-up to get into character but it was well worth it for a memory of a lifetime.