Chris Pratt worked with Marvel and Children’s Miracle Network Hospital to arrange a special screening of Guardians of the Galaxy for patients, families and staff at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Wednesday. While the movie played, Pratt snuck out and dressed up as his character, Star-Lord. He spent more than three hours in full costume and handed out movie-themed toys. Pratt also visited patients in the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, the Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases, and the Pediatric ICU, as they were too sick to join the movie screening that afternoon.
Pratt spent extra time with one patient, Dylan Prunty, who is a longtime Lego fan and recognized the actor’s voice from The Lego Movie. They spent about 10 minutes reciting different scenes from the film.
Random personal rambling only slightly related to this post, cause, I dunno, I feel like talking!
Whenever I see actors, or cosplayers, do something like this it makes me wish I could do it too. To make people that happy, especially children. But art is different, even if I were lucky enough to get very well known professionally, rather then only in a fandom, people don’t really look to the artist much. They do, of course, but they more so look to author, movie characters, etc.
But at the same time, I’m happy I’m able to do this even just a bit. I’ve gotten a few messages in the past, people saying how much my art has inspired them, or simply made them happy on a bad day. And that’s amazing, especially when you have days where you hate what you do. You get reminded that it’s important to someone.
So I wish I could do this too, but it’s nice to know I can make even the tiniest difference in someone’s life. I would do art no matter what, but it’s certainly a big inspiration that I can make people feel by it.
But yes, I love actors who take the time to do this.