Posted by | Ray Cornelius
Check out these dope shots of “Power” star Omari Hardwick for INTERVIEW Magazine. The sought after leading man was shot by Victoria Stevens and styled by Shala Rothenburge.
Inside, Hardwick is interviewed by his friend and co-star in the forthcoming film “Shot Caller,” actor Jon Bernthal. The two dish about everything from Hardwick’s love of mentoring to his new music project with Robert Glasper to where he sees his career five years from now.
Take a look at the pics and a few excerpts from their conversation below:
Omari on transition from football to acting…
“I always had an interest in telling stories. I thought, “Maybe a football player is telling a similar story just without dialogue.” There’s not a lot of sports that have as many people on the field as football. Does it liken itself to a set environment? Perhaps. I started thinking that way. I thought, “I should fricking minor in theater!”
Omari on how Power has changed his acting career…
“What feels good to me is what Power has afforded me. I can dig my fingers into some real shit. Is Power real shit? Yeah, but I can’t do that for the rest of my career.”
Omari on his new music and poetry album…
I want that album, which comes out next year sometime, to be so good that that becomes a template for me to be taken seriously without somebody going, “Oh okay, that was cute. He went and did that.” I want to produce [projects] with other actors I adore, directors I want to work with. I want those things to become a lot easier for me—if that means getting to a place where I’m seen in a higher light as a leading man to go into those rooms and be taken seriously as a producer.
Omari on where he sees his career in five years…
“In the next five years, I want to see myself at least on the producer side, if not equally on the director side, of on one of these great projects, while doing the music and writing children’s book as well.”
Click here to read the entire interview!
The new season of “POWER” airs tomorrow Sunday, July 17!