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Mark Hamill Cancels Film Promotional Appearance to Visit Children's Hospital

In the photo above, Hamill gets a "check-up" from 3-year-old Finlay Laurence, who is in the hostpital awaiting a kidney transplant. 

Mark Hamill recently showed that he has his priorities straight when he decided that he knew of a more important personal appearance he could make than one on UK talk show Graham Norton to promote Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Instead of promoting a film in need of no promotion, Hamill opted to visit London’s Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital. (The actor also made a similar appearance in the United States at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles).

Hamill told the Evening Standard regarding his last minute schedule change, 

“Rather than going on TV chat shows, I would rather give back somehow by going to hospitals. I want to do more of that. It feels wonderful. It can be harrowing emotionally because your heart goes out to these children but it’s also very uplifting. You walk away thinking that being an actor is so trivial compared to helping needy children.”

Read more on this story and see additional photos at the Evening StandardVia Uproxx


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