The Sin City actress and Star Wars hunk Hayden were giving out presents to children at Bellview Hospital
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Jessica is currently spending a lot of time in sick wards as she is filming hospital drama Awake with Hayden
Photo: Rex

14 DECEMBER 2005

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She may not have been kitted out in the traditional red costume and beard, but otherwise Jessica Alba was doing a pretty good job of playing Santa on a recent visit to a New York city children's ward.

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The Fantastic Four actress put smiles on the faces of patients at the Big Apple's Bellview Hospital when she turned up bearing gifts.

Her helper, Hayden Christensen, would be a familiar face to young cinema-goers from his sabre-wielding role as Anakin Skywalker in the Star Wars series.

Crouching on the floor, the stars larked about with the kids - at one point Jessica put on a glove puppet to entertain her small fans - and watched as they unwrapped presents, including books, action figures and cuddly toys.

After the pair had spent time chatting and playing, it was probably back to work for the two busy 24-year-olds who are currently filming their own big-screen hospital drama. In Awake the sultry Latin performer plays wife to Hayden's heart patient, who is traumatised after remaining alert but paralysed during an operation. Meanwhile, at the same time, the Star Wars heart-throb is lensing Factory Girl alongside Sienna Miller.

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