POWER the new hit TV series which will be airing on Starz Network before kicking off it’s first season had a big celebration. The star-studded event which I had the pleasure to cover with my partner Karina Robledo left us in shock with many of the attendees we did not expect to see. Surprise guests at the premiere of POWER were Russell Simmons, Chris Rock, Nas and the reunion of 50 Cent former group and now reunited again G-Unit members Tony Yayo and Lloyd Banks. In addition, Carmelo Anthony attended to support his wife LaLa who is also part of this series.
I had the pleasure of interviewing 50 cent for the second time but this time I had to mention how much I admire his drive and what a successful business man he is. I asked Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson how did he feel right now with so many things that he is accomplishing. He replied by saying it feels great I am excited and added getting G-Unit back together was the easy part because those are his brothers. When I asked him what does he think the viewers will get from Power, he stated everything that has been missing.
The protagonist of this series Omari Hardwick shared being part of this project was life changing. It’s the biggest thing he has done in his life. He stated he does identify himself with his character of “Ghost” and that his character is really complex and so is he. It was great interviewing Joseph Sikora who was excited to be in the premiere that took place in New York City. His character in Power is Tommy Egan and he shared with me that this project is unique and he thinks this project represents New York City like no other.
Naturi Naughton was a sweetheart she is an actress and singer and had the chance to show both skills in this series. She plays the wife of Ghost (Omari Hardwick) her personality is of a strong,passionate and determined woman. Her dress was fantastic and her stylist did a great job picking a Mandalay dress a simple, couture dress that fit her curves perfectly. I asked her out of any projects you have done how is Power different? She added it’s not just urban or hip hop it’s universal. It’s very mixed and even have Spanish speaking cast.
The after party after doing my interviews was even better the venue inside is really nice. Inside the club Truth I ran into Hollywood actor Frankie G from the movie Saw 2, Italian Job and many more. He was really pleasant to talk to and his wife as well.I saw the first episode and it left me with the urge to want to see more.
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