Thanks to the immediacy of social media, actors are able to get feedback in real-time as to what the audience really thinks of their performances. The Starz hit television show Power definitely has a cult following with opinions of their own about the show’s characters and star Michael Rainey Jr. sees them all.

“I see all the memes, everything, all the videos people make,” Rainey said in an interview with Newsweek. “It’s cool to see how in tune people are with the TV show and my character. I don’t take what people say seriously. I laugh at it all.”


Also, in the same interview, Rainey Jr. said that even though his character Tariq is defiant, and overwhelmingly makes bad decisions, so much so that he got his twin sister killed in Season 4, the young star says that Tariq “[is] smarter than you think he is.”

Rainey also admits that Tariq shares “some of Ghost’s traits that he doesn’t notice” and that the show will only get more intense throughout Season 5. “I’m excited to see the fans reactions to everything that’s about to go down this year because Season 5 is going to get crazy. That’s all I can really say.”

Well, tune in and don’t miss a minute of the ride because Power is definitely one show that everyone is talking about. Tune-in every Sunday at 9 p.m. ET on Starz. What do you think of Tariq? Sound-off, we want to her from you.

Tiffany Silva

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