Abraham Lincoln (also known as Benjamin Walker, in full suit-and-beard character) yesterday visited the sailors serving in the Middle East aboard – what else – Navy aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln.
He was accompanied by the cast and crew of the upcoming thriller “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”, which saw its debut screening aboard the vessel. The stunt was a first for the movie business and the military alike.
“Becoming Abe aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln and walking the halls was an experience I’ll never forget,” Walker said in a statement. ”It gave the sailors a chance to feel a bit of Hollywood magic that I hope they won’t forget either.”
Part of that “experience” was undoubtedly the 90 degree heat that the 1,800 sailors and suit-laden Walker braved for the screening. Immediately afterwards the cast signed autographs and took pictures, distributing Lincoln-esque top hats and faux vampire teeth.