If you’ve been asking yourself, “Was that Kate Hudson and Kurt Russell I saw in Biloxi?” The answer is, “Yes.”
Hudson and her stepfather, and “Deepwater Horizon” director Peter Berg (“Friday Night Lights”) were in South Mississippi recently for a special screening of the film, which opens nationwide Sept. 30.
Hudson, Russell and Berg joined the rest of the “Deepwater Horizon” cast and crew, including Mark Wahlberg, at a premiere of the film in New Orleans on Monday.
They spent Tuesday in Biloxi, where they held a private screening of the film at Keesler Air Force Base, and toured the base meeting with the airmen and their families.
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A representative for the film said they brought “Deepwater Horizon” to Keesler because they “wanted to show their support for those who serve in the Gulf region, a region that was deeply affected by Hurricane Katrina and Deepwater Horizon (2010 oil disaster).”
They also spent some time at the White House Hotel and were seen back in New Orleans at Galatoire’s on Tuesday night having a celebratory dinner.
A video was shot in the restaurant of the group singing what appears to be “Happy Birthday to You.”
“I saw them in the bar of the White House,” Biloxi resident Chynna Hyde said. “I also spoke to Kurt Russell.”
“Deepwater Horizon” tells the story of what happened on the offshore oil rig that exploded in April 2010, causing the BP oil spill, one of the worst natural disasters in history. More than 168 million gallons of oil were spilled, which directly affected the Mississippi Coast.
The film stars Hudson, Russell, Wahlberg and John Malkovich.