Actress Jennifer Lawrence dropped by Shriner’s Hospital in Montreal on Friday, bringing lots of smiles and joy to the patients and staff. Lawrence is currently in Montreal filming what she has noted will most likely be her last X-Men movie, X-Men: Apocalypse.
Jennifer posed for pictures with children and staff and even autographed a couple of casts while visiting the hospital. It was undoubtedly a treat for the patients of the hospital, which cares for children who suffer from chronic health conditions, to meet Lawrence, who has risen to the top as one of Hollywood’s elite actresses over the past few years. Shriner’s posted multiple pictures of Jennifer’s visit on their Facebook page.
While Lawrence is known for her down to earth personality, she isn’t the only actor to pay it forward through visiting sick children this year. Lawrence’s visit was preceded this year by Captain America‘s Chris Evans and Guardians of the Galaxy‘s Chris Pratt as they made good on a Super Bowl bet by visiting children’s hospitals in both Boston and Seattle, and actor Johnny Depp who visited kids in Australia dressed as Jack Sparrow while filming the new Pirates of the Caribbean. More recently, the cast of the all-female Ghostbusters, including Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy, stopped to visit sick patients while filming in Los Angeles.
Although Jennifer didn’t show up in costume as X-Men‘s Mystique, it is evident from the pictures of her visit to Shriner’s that the children and staff were elated to see and meet her. And though most of the kids at the hospital are unlikely to have seen Jennifer Lawrence’s role in the Silver Linings Playbook that gave her the coveted Oscar, they were more than likely well aware of who Jennifer Lawrence was.
Lawrence began her career with performances in independent films such as The Poker House and The Burning Plain, which left her with critical acclaim but little recognition with general audiences. It was Lawrence’s breakthrough, Oscar-nominated performance in Winter’s Bone that caught the attention of The Hunger Games producer Nina Jacobson. Jennifer’s role as Hunger Games heroine Katniss Everdeen exposed the actress’ talent to a broader audience, causing her star to rise.
Lawrence’s new film Joy is set to hit theaters this December while Jennifer’s last performance as Katniss Everdeen debuts in November with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part II. Lawrence’s last X-Men film is due out May of 2016.
[Image of Jennifer Lawrence courtesy of Shriner’s Hospital Facebook.]