Academy Award-winning actress Mira Sorvino, in Thailand to film a movie about enslaved children, heard heart-felt, real-life stories when she visited Pattaya’s Child Protection & Development Center March 25.
Sorvino, who won the best supporting actress Oscar in 1995 for her role in “Mighty Aphrodite,” has been a United Nations Drugs and Crime Goodwill Ambassador to Combat Human Trafficking since 2009.
CPDC Director Supagon Noja, Thailand director of the Human Help Network Radchada Chomjinda and volunteers welcomed Sorvino to the shelter where she played and talked with children for about four hours.
Academy Award-winning actress Mira Sorvino (center) receives a warm welcome from Supagon Noja and children at Pattaya’s Child Protection & Development Center.
Sorvino studied Far Eastern languages and literature at Harvard University and speaks fluent Mandarin and French. The mother of three children is affiliated with Amnesty International and has been among the many Hollywood celebrities calling for U.N. action in Darfur.
Before leaving CPDC, the actress promised to return soon.