Dominique Thorne visits Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, talks about Ironheart Impact

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever‘s Dominique Thorne reveals the impact Ironheart had with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. As part of a collaboration with Puffs, the Marvel star got to visit some patients and give them all of the comic book covers and tissue boxes. During her visit, Thorne spoke with Aaron Perine of about the ways you could see the inspiration and resilience on these kids’ faces. Some of them may not be crazy about superheroes, but they saw themselves in Riri Williams as builders, mechanics or scientists. That is worth so much to the young actress. Being able to give a little inspiration together with the company brightened up everyone’s day.

She began, “It was such a beautiful experience. taking the lead in the movies and all the things we mentioned, like the Oscar buzz.

“All of these things are so spectacular and incredible and they’re markers of such great success. But at the same time, I think something equally necessary to shed light on or to focus on is the real focus of these stories. Like the real target audience of these stories. That to me has always been the kids,” Thorne explained. “I have two younger brothers, the youngest of which is seven and he was a big persuasion factor for me even to accept this role because of the joy and excitement I saw from him.”

The impact of representation in Wakanda forever

“So, then to think about how a young black girl might feel? Seeing a superhero like that? Then, to think about all the other young kids that they might not know, but they have a hunch they’re in mechanics or cars,” continued the Wakanda Forever actress. “Or science, or math, or whatever it is? To play a character who represents those things was just additional validation. I suspect, or confirmation that this is and could be a good thing.”

“So when I was contacted by Puffs, who obviously has been some kind of comfort to me and my family at least in times of illness and distress. I kid you not. My mom was here today too and she was reminiscing on her own . about how Puffs was really the only tissue we used, because as Puffs says himself, ‘No one is safe from a sore runny nose,'” she laughed.

“To be in a space where all these kids are. It’s not just kids who are excited about the superhero and stuff,” the Marvel star noted. “But they’re also fighting very real things in real life and struggling in ways they might not even have the words for. I think it was just the other side of how this can continue to be a good thing. Keep a little more impact have in the real world.”

Hope for the future with the next generation

Thorne concluded, “Anyway, if there’s a chance someone sees that girl playing IronHeart and feels they get that boost of, ‘Yeah, I can be super, I can be strong!’ Absolutely, let’s do it… You saw that today in the room with all those kids. So it was an incredible time!”

“The success of the MCU and the growing ways it seeks to accurately represent all of us, regardless of creed and circumstance, is something I am very proud to be a part of.” Dominique volunteered. “So when Puffs asked me to join them and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta in celebrating these kids – all of whom are and remain true superheroes despite adversity – it was an easy ‘yes!'”.

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