Captain Phillips Star Barkhad Abdi is reportedly BROKE
He may have scored himself an Academy Award nomination for his role in Captain Phillips, but Barkhad Abdi is reportedly struggling to make ends meet.
According to a recent profile published by The New Yorker, the 28-year old Somali-American actor struggled to support himself through out the awards season.
Barkhad who was a former limo driver, was paid $65,000 – a little more than the mandated $60,000 by the Screen Actors Guild – to feature alongside Tom Hanks. The movie made over $218 Million at the box office.
When the movie came out, the studio provided him with a room at a fancy Beverly Hilton hotel as well as clothes and a car for the publicity campaign.
The story alleges that he asked not to stay at a lavish hotel but at a hotel near the Los Angeles airport where a friend can drive him around for free.