NewMark Wahlberg film honors spill victims
Actor Mark Wahlberg says “the biggest responsibility” for himself and the makers of the newmovieDeepwaterHorizon was to honor the real-life victims of the 2010 oil rig disaster.
“The oil can ultimately be cleaned up, (but) those 11 men can’t be replaced,” Wahlberg said at the film’s London premiere onMonday.
“Those were fathers, brothers, husbands, uncles, cousins. We can’t replace those guys and so when they approached me about doing this film, I thought, ‘What better way to promote their story’,” he says.
DeepwaterHorizon, due out in US theaters on Friday, focuses on the hours before and after the BP rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010, leading to the worst offshore oil disaster inUS history. Eleven workers were killed and millions of barrels of oil spewed onto the shorelines of several states for nearly three months.