Gru is not evil at all. In fact, he has a heart of gold. Despicable Me star Steve Carell recently held a special advanced screening of the adorable cartoon film for cancer patients.
The actor who voices “Gru” in the film held the special event, The Little Star Awards party, for 20 young patients in Leicester Square’s Empire cinema.
"I’m delighted to be here to attend the Little Star Awards party to celebrate the bravery and courage of children who have undergone such a grueling time at a young age," Carell said, reports Digital Spy.
The actor called the children an inspiration, and said that he is in full support of anything that helps the children and their families at such a difficult time.
Celebrities including Carell’s Despicable Me co-star Miranda Cosgrove, former Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt, Beverley Knight attended the event.
Cosgrove said of the event, “It’s been so awesome meeting all of these wonderful kids today at the Little Star Awards party. Each one is so inspirational in their cancer battles. It is really a great honor to be able to be here and support the kids and these Awards, reports Digital Spy.
The Little Star Awards party was held by it’s partners Cancer Research UK and TK Maxx. The team celebrates the courage of children fighting Cancer. Every nominated child left with an award and a goody bag, which included a £50 TK Maxx voucher.
Despicable Me 2 will hit theatres on June 28 in the UK and July 3 in the US.