Actor Barkhad Abdi is nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Supporting actor for his work playing the Somalian pirate Muse in Captain Phillips. FilmGordon Radio talks to Abdi about the role.
Abdi learned about the role from a local televesion commercial calling for auditions. He talks about his own history with the conflict in Somalia, saying that he was “fortunate enough to have parents who got me out… to be a better person, get a better education.” He says that he feels compassion for those Somalian people for whom “all they have is the guns that they use to make money.”
Listen to the full episode here.