Oscar Nominee Barkhad Abdi Admits Lack of Income
He'll be toe to toe with some of the biggest players in Hollywood this Sunday (March 2), but Barkhad Abdi recently revealed that fortune hasn't come with his newfound fame.
The "Captain Phillips" star spoke to the New Yorker about what he's been doing since he wrapped filming two years ago.
Divulging that he earned $65,000 for the role, the Oscar-nominated actor admits he hasn't acted in a movie role since.
To make ends meet, he went to work at his brother's mobile phone store in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
However, when the movie hit theaters, the 28-year-old actor called it quits, saying, "How I thought about it was, like, when the movie came out, reviews either gonna be good or bad. Either way, I cannot be working here."