Mark Wahlberg talks about the responsibility of honouring the victims of the Deepwater Horizon tragedy while promoting his real-life inspired drama in London. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
Mark Wahlberg on “Deepwater Horizon” responsibility
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Oscar nominated actor Mark Wahlberg walked the red carpet in London on Monday (September 26) for the European premiere of “Deepwater Horizon”. The film focuses on the hours before and after the deadly rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010 that led to the worst offshore oil disaster in U.S. history. Directed by Peter Berg, Wahlberg plays Mike Williams, the real life worker who was one of the last people to escape from the burning rig. The Hollywood star told Reuters he felt a responsibility for getting the story right and honouring those affected by the tragedy. He added that the media and public hadn’t paid enough attention to the workers on the rig and the 11 people who lost their lives. “Deepwater Horizon” examines safety decisions made by BP executives leading up to the disaster, highlighting the pressure workers were under to save money as drilling fell behind. The movie opens in cinemas from September 29.