After walking only a handful of red carpets,
"Well, we just took a picture with
"Yeah, I saw Mike Tyson and chased him down," Abdi said.
"And you got a manicure and pedicure this morning," Greengrass joked, causing Abdi to break into laughter.
Turning serious, the filmmaker said plucking Abdi from a group of aspiring Somali actors in Minneapolis was simpler than he'd imagined.
"He had the ability to show real soul and tell the truth," the filmmaker said of the nominee for supporting actor in a movie. "It was the easiest decision."