Mark Wahlberg, star of the upcoming “Deepwater Horizon” film, gave a social media shout-out to a Transocean worker on Friday.
According to the Clarion-Ledger, Transocean employee Eric Davis sent his hard hat and a letter to Wahlberg.
Davis, a resident of Monticello, Mississippi, declined to comment, citing Transocean policy, the Clarion-Ledger said.
Transocean was the owner of the Deepwater Horizon rig.
In a video response, Wahlberg signed the hard hat and thanked Davis for his “hard work.”
According to Wahlberg’s post, Davis sent him the hard hat along with a Deepwater Horizon memorial sticker.
Wahlberg didn’t divulge the contents of the letter but he did say that Davis plans to display the signed hard hat in his “man cave.”
Wahlberg also gave a shout-out to Davis’ five daughters.
“Five girls. You’re blessed, and I feel for you all at the same time,” Wahlberg said.
Wahlberg stars as electronics technician Mike Williams in the upcoming film “Deepwater Horizon.”
The film, based on the New York Times article “Deepwater Horizon’s Final Hour,” follows the events leading up to the 2010 Macondo well blowout and explosion that killed 11 people and caused the largest offshore spill in U.S. history.
“Deepwater Horizon” will be in theaters on September 30.