Rihanna, Jim Parsons Surprise Deserving Woman at 'Home' Premiere

by Raphael Chestang 5:38 PM PDT, March 18, 2015
Playing Rihanna, Jim Parsons Surprise Deserving Woman at 'Home' Premiere

Home stars Rihanna and Jim Parsons made one woman's day for the film's hometown premiere in Plano, Texas.

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The town was chosen for the premiere by Good Morning America after learning about Cheryl "Action" Jackson, who runs Minnie's Food Pantry, an organization that provides boxes of food to local families.

"She's just the definition of a force of nature," said Jim, who, along with Rihanna, pitched in to help give away food. "That's just the kind of person she is."

"She has this big personality," Rihanna said. "She has this scream that's so energetic and it makes you so happy because she's so sincere."

Cheryl was thrilled just to have the stars visit her, but that wasn't the only surprise that they had in store for her. Jim and Rihanna informed Jackson that she would be going to Los Angeles to be ET's special correspondent for the Home red carpet premiere.

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"I'm going to Hollywood, honey!" Cheryl said.

Home, out March 27, follows Oh (voiced by Jim), a loveable extraterrestrial who lands on Earth and finds himself on the run from his own people. On his journey, Oh forms a friendship with an adventurous girl named Tip (voiced by Rihanna).