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Just because you play a villain in a movie doesn’t mean you’re an evil person in real life…well, most of the time. Just look at Suicide Squad stars Margot Robbie and Jai Courtney, who play Harley Quinn and Captain Boomerang, respectively. They may be two of the worst people the DC universe has to offer in the 2016 blockbuster, but they proved they have hearts this past Sunday when they stopped by to see a little girl who is on a noble quest.
While on their way to the Suicide Squad wrap party in Toronto, Canada, Courtney and Robbie visited to the lemonade stand of six-year old Na’Ama Uzan, who was "waiting for" the stars to show up as evidenced by her superhero getup. According to CTV News, Na’Ama is raising money to help her older brother, who suffers from Angelman Syndrome, a genetic disorder that "impedes speech, mobility and can cause frequent seizures" in 1 out of 15,000 people. The actors stopped by the lemonade stand after finishing the last night of Suicide Squad’s main shoot to make their donation to this worthy cause, while also securing their place as the little girl’s most famous customers.
While dealing with Angelman Syndrome is a struggle, Na’Ama’s mother Ru said that life is getting a little better for Na'Ama's brother "one step at a time" thanks to increased awareness, and Na’Ama herself has helped tremendously with fighting the disorder. Since beginning her fundraising a-year-and-a-half ago, Na’ama has raised more than $64,000 for the Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics, which will help fund clinical trials looking for a cure. Robbie admitted that Na’Ama’s goal is more worthy than what she did with her lemonade stand money when she was a child. Robbie said:
I used to do old little stands like this when I was little, and I’d just spend the profits on lollies at the corner store, so I’m glad she is doing something far more noble with the cause.
Harley and Boomerang would almost certainly have never helped Na’Ama out (knowing them, they would have stolen all the money she raised), but it was good of Robbie and Courtney to stop by the lemonade stand and help out in the fight against Angelman Syndrome. As for Na’Ama, while most people might want to be super strong, fly, or have another special ability seen in the superhero comics, she only wants one magic power: "to cure AS [Angelman Syndrome]."
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These actors might be generous in real life, but their characters will only be doing good unwillingly when Suicide Squad hits theaters on August 5, 2016.