“Twilight: New Moon” star Robert Pattinson acknowledged the vital role played by modern technology in the aftermath of the 7.0 Haitian earthquake during the London-based segment of “Hope for Haiti Now” telethon on Friday, Jan. 22.
Here’s his speech in full:
]]>“Underneath a flattened university, Maxine Fallon waited. She was crouched in a fetal position and could barely move. In the darkness and during the hectic sounds of the day, through the pain, the hunger and thrist, she prayed that someone would find her.”
“And on the sixth day her prayers were answered, she was found because of a text message from the rubble sent rescuers to her side. Unlike any other event in history, our world has been connected to this tragedy because of technology.”
“Twitter updates, Facebook pages with pictures of the missing and text messages for help. This technology is working right now to connect us, too. At hopeforhaitinow.org, you can donate and you can instantly interact with people in Haiti and anywhere in the globe.”
“Join with those watching and see what they’re saying about something we all care deeply about — helping the Haitian people get back on their feet. Please go to hopeforhaitinow.org. Thank you.”
His “New Moon” costars Taylor Lautner and Anna Kendrick also helped by answering calls from people interested in making a donation.
Where was Kristen Stewart? Sundance, we presume, where she’s promoting two films, “Welcome to the Riley’s” and “The Runaways,” which premieres at the festival on Sunday.