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Kruger: We all need a second chance

Diane Kruger thinks it’s important for everyone to have more than one opportunity to succeed.

The actress attended the 13th Annual Chrysalis Butterfly Ball at the weekend in Los Angeles to show her support for the non-profit organisation. Chrysalis is dedicated to providing resources and support to homeless and low-income individuals to help them find and retain jobs. The 37-year-old fully supports the notion of people getting more than one chance in life.

“I think the opportunity to give someone a second chance is what we all hope for,” she told Entertainment Tonight. “I think eventually at one time in our life that happens. We all need a second chance, whether it’s in a relationship or a job or a bad situation, so I think that’s very important.”

The Troy actress wasn’t the only celebrity on the red carpet supporting the organisation, whose motto is Changing Lives Through Jobs. Gwen Stefani’s husband and Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale was also in attendance, but admitted he wouldn’t have been if it hadn’t been for the opportunities that he was given over the years.

“I got a 50th chance, you know? That's living -that's life," the 48-year-old said. "We all need more than two chances. I mean, I wouldn't be alive if I didn’t have a lot more chances now."

The event was set up by Rebecca Gayheart, the wife of Grey’s Anatomy star Eric Dane. The couple attended this year’s red carpet with their four-year-old daughter Billie.

“When one of our clients gets a job, they keep it, because they feel so good about earning it and getting it themselves,” Rebecca explained. “Our philosophy is a hand up, not a handout, and it really works."

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