Across social media today, celebrities and fans alike are sharing pictures of themselves sporting red noses in celebration of Red Nose Day. The holiday, which aims to end child poverty through awareness and donations, has sparked a cultural phenomena across the country. The movement will be culminating tonight in a special television event on NBC that will feature a Love Actually reunion short-film titled, Red Nose Day Actually. The Talking Dead's Chris Hardwick is scheduled to host the event, which will feature celebrities such as Mark Hamill, Seth Meyers, Patrick Dempsey and Rachel McAdams among others.
The upcoming Red Nose Day Actually short film has been the source for a lot of the hype building up to tonight's event. The film will focus on what ended up happening to the characters after the 2003 movie. Most of the original cast has signed on to make an appearance, though one of the stars, Alan Rickman, died in 2016. His absence is expected to be acknowledged during the special.
For fans on social media though, the event has been a joyous occasion that has brought people together to celebrate a good cause. Celebrities involved with tonight's event have been hard at work getting the public hyped up.
The three-hour Red Nose Day special will begin on NBC at 8 p.m. following a celebrity edition of American Ninja Warrior. Donations for the event can be made at https://www.rednosedayusa.org