Omari Hardwick: 'I Tend to Gravitate toward Strong Female Figures'

By Nickolai, Nate | Variety, October 2, 2018 | Go to article overview

Omari Hardwick: 'I Tend to Gravitate toward Strong Female Figures'


Nickolai, Nate, Variety


Omari Hardwick plays a high-level drug distributor and nightclub owner on the Starz crime drama "Power," but his latest projects tap into different sides of his acting. In "A Boy. A Girl. A Dream" he plays a man looking to find himself on the night of Donald Trump's election. And in Tyler Perry's "Nobody's Fool," opening Nov. 2, he'll show off his comedic chops alongside Tiffany Haddish and Whoopi Goldberg.

Do you relate to your character in "A Boy. A Girl. A Dream"?

Yeah, obviously I had a dream, and being a former athlete, that always helped. But absolutely I can relate [to Cass] in terms of being an African-American having to be subjected - that could sound dramatic - but being subjected to a country that hasn't always looked out for brown people. And having to deal with President Donald Trump. I haven't necessarily been able to get down with how [Trump] lives his life, so in that way, Cass is very much like me.

The film was shot in long continuous takes; was that nerve-racking?

It's a lot of ad-libbing. Probably 30 pages of ad-libbing and about 60 pages of us being on script. Definitely it was difficult, but it's fun for me. I would say acting is just listening, so it was listening on a steroid level. …

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