`Captain Phillips` star Barkhad Abdi broke?
Los Angeles: Barkhad Abdi, who earned an Oscar nomination for his role in `Captain Phillips`, is reportedly finding it hard to make ends meet despite finding fame with the Tom Hanks starrer film.
Abdi, a limousine driver, broke out with a critically acclaimed debut in the real-life inspired story about the kidnapping of a ship by Somali pirates.
But according to a New Yorker story, the 28-year-old actor is finding it hard to live in Los Angeles.
Abdi apparently earned USD 65,000 for his role in the Paul Greengrass` film but that was two years ago, E! Online reported quoting an article from a magazine.
"When Abdi is in Los Angeles to promote the film, he subsists on a per diem, good at the Beverly Hilton, where the studio likes to put him up.
"The town car is available only for official publicity events. His clothes are loaners. Recently Abdi requested that he be allowed to stay at a commuter hotel near LAX to be closer to his friend, a Somali cabdriver from Minneapolis, who shuttles him around for free," the article read.
Abdi won the BAFTA for best supporting actor besides earning a best supporting Oscar nomination for his debut role.