Somali Actors In 'Captain Phillips' Jumped In Ocean After Being Cast: 'It Was Exciting'

October 11, 2013   // 0 Comments

By JEFF BAENEN MINNEAPOLIS -- MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When Barkhad Abdi and three other amateur Somali actors from Minnesota learned they had won major roles in a new Tom Hanks movie, they tore off their clothes and jumped into the Pacific Ocean. "It was exciting," Abdi recalls of that day on the beach in Santa Monica, Calif. "We had to make sure that wasn't a dream." Abdi and his fellow actors from...

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