Barkhad Abdi to announce shock retirement from acting?

Abdi created a stir on Tuesday when rumors have surfaced that his career was over.

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Sad news for Abdi fans. Speculation had been rife that the Somalian actor best known for his roles in Blade Runner 2049 or Captain Phillips, will announce his retirement from acting, at age 34, with immediate effect.

UPDATE 29/01/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Being an actor isn't fun anymore

“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being an actor-director just isn't fun anymore,” he might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that he may branch out into other creative fields he is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.

#ThankYouBarkhad

For a little while on Tuesday evening, #ThankYouBarkhad was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made him make the decision.

“You’ve accomplished everything I ever dreamed of #ThankYouBarkhad.”
— @DesireePlum, 28 Jan 2020
“Abdi wasn't retired?”
— @borisB0, 28 Jan 2020

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