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.

“The crew of USS Abraham Lincoln was very happy that Twentieth Century Fox and Navy Entertainment hosted the movie’s cast and crew out to the ship,” LCDR Steven Curry, USN Public Affairs Officer, USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), Carrier Strike Group Nine (CSG 9) said in a statement.
The film is set to  hit theaters on June 22.

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Morgan Lawrence is a Blast editor-at-large

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