Sleepy Hollow stars paused on the set of the show in Wilmington for their upcoming season, to take part in the “ice bucket challenge.”
The cast of the new FOX show, Gotham, namely Erin Richards, David Mazouz, Camren Bicondova, Robin Lord Taylor, Sean Pertwee, Victoria Cartagena, and Andrew Stewart Jones from accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from the cast of Arrow and threw the challenge to the Sleepy Hollow cast to take part in it, which is raising money and awareness for ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
Tuesday, while on their second location at the Screen Gems Studios, Neil Jackson, Lyndie Greenwood and John Noble got a cool soak. Neil thanked the stars of Gotham for nominating them.
Chillin’ on ice, the three stars challenged the other members of the cast and the judges from So You Think You Can Dance to participate in the Ice Bucket Challenge. On the video, Neil asked everyone to donate before the he got soaked.
As of that day, the ALS Association has raised nearly $23 million in donations compared to $1.9 million during the same time period last year.
Meanwhile, Orlando Jones has just accepted the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness of ALS, but he did it putting a little twist: rather than a bucket of ice water, it was a bucket of bullets.
His reason for doing this is to make a statement about the violence that continues in St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.
But for some technicalities, he did not actually accept the Ice Bucket Challenge. So Jones donated $100 to ALS research.
Jones said that he was frustrated that it seemed the number of social media posts of people dumping ice on their heads far outweighed the coverage that the Ferguson situation received at the same time.
On the interview, he told the Buzzfeed, “I was glad to obviously contribute to that important cause, but my challenge is simply to motivate people to use their voice when they see something in the world that they know is not okay. For me, bullets represent those who have fought and died in the struggle for human rights, because civil rights are human rights and an injustice anywhere is an injustice everywhere, and I realized that I could no longer stay silent. But to be fair, where was my voice when those injustices happened in other parts of the world? I didn’t say anything because I was being apathetic, so my challenge was meant to bring attention to the disease of apathy — but gun violence is one of the symptoms. The support of a disproportionate death of young black men is one of the symptoms, but when we act like it’s just the way it is, we silently endorse those convictions and allow it to fester. Unlike ALS, our disease has a cure so long as we treat those symptoms. We know what the symptoms are; this disease has a cure. Treat the symptoms.”