For the annual televised Red Nose charity event in the U.S., nine celebrities have volunteered to compete on American Ninja Warrior, the Red Nose Day edition. Each celebrity has been trained by a real-life American Ninja Warrior before trying to tackle the famous obstacle course. Actress Mena Suvari (American Pie, American Beauty) trained with ANW competitor Natalie Duran who, btw, researches irritable bowels at UCLA.
Suvari posted a photo of the two women together on the American Ninja Warrior set and wrote to Natalie: “I will never forget how when I was crushed by my own fear, you caught my eye and said ‘You can DO this!’ You taught me what real courage means and I’m forever a changed woman from this experience.” American Ninja Warrior Red Nose Day airs May 25 at 8pm on NBC.
My #Ninja, my #Natalie!!! The honor was all mine! What an AWESOME INSPIRATION you are! Thank you for everything that you encouraged me to do! I will never forget how when I was crushed by my own fear, you caught my eye and said “You can DO this!” You taught me what real courage means and I’m forever a changed woman from this experience with you and everyone at #americanninjawarrior! 🥋 #Repost @ninja_natalie ・・・ NEXT WEEK! Special episode of Celebrity #AmericanNinjaWarrior! 💥 All for the benefit #RedNoseDay 🔴 I had the honor to train with my girl @mena13suvari 💪🏻 Mena, It has been an honor to be with you through all the crazy challenges, and fears… but you overcame all of them and I am so proud of you! 😘 You all have to tune in May 25th, Thursday at 8pm on @nbc to check out what im talking about! Its gonna be radtastic 🤙🏼