He revealed, “They’re not really enemies. They love each other, they’ve grown up with each other. It’s just like me and Floyd’s fight. It’s that thing that happens in public and you’re like, ‘They’ll kill each other, they’re very angry.’ But that’s my brother. I don’t want to hurt him or see anything bad happen to him in any way.”
Joseph Sikora said that he’s so invested in his character this time around, he starts to feel as if it’s a reality: “When you’re invested in these characters – and I feel like I’m really invested in Tommy – he becomes so alive. I think that with your body, your brain, your heart and your mind…you’re really doing some of these things. It’s pretend, but you are living with those emotions. So sometimes when it’s a heavy day [on set], it’s a heavy day [off set].”
As for the show’s lead character, Ghost, Hardwick said this season is all about watching his back and figuring out who to trust. When asked what is going through Ghost’s mind coming into season three, Omari said, “How to outrun the ghosts that are chasing him. He’s made, in my opinion, a very bad bargain [between his wife Tasha and the love of his life Angela]. With all the ghosts that are chasing him, if he outruns that, It’s Ghost on steroids now.”
Check out the full interview above and catch the season 3 premiere of Power on Sunday, July 17 on Starz.
1. Omari is an accomplished poet, performing spoken word at the National Poetry Slam and on Versus and Flow to name a few.
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2. Omari Latif Hardwick, born January 9, 1974: Name Meaning: Omari “most high” Latif “gentle” ‘I believe i can fly…i believe i can touch the sky’….. I reckon before my bow legs were strong enuf to even support all i’d ever try, i believed there was no cloud or prize TOO BIG for my eye. There is @ least 25% of my crawl that i’m still not able to get by. A.K.A. that i hope to get right with before my fat lady’s last cry.
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3. Omari was the middle child of Attorney Clifford and Joyce Hardwick IV. (brothers Jamil, Malik and sister Shani)
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4. Omari was an all around athlete, playing sports most of his life. He was a member of his high school state championship football team, as well as a Defensive Back for the University Of Georgia.
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5. While attending the University Of Georgia, Omari became a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Incorporated Fraternity, Zeta Pi Chapter.
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6. After finishing college, Omari became a non-drafted member of the San Diego Chargers for one year.
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7. After studying theater in New York, Omari moved to Los Angeles to pursue his acting career and at that time because of financial reasons he had to live out of his Ford Focus. Ironically enough, when he got the job on the television series Dark Blue, the series location was filmed where he used to park his car.
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8. Omari has twenty tattoos.
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9. It takes Omari two hours to cover his tattoos when he has to do topless or partially nude shots. He leaves the wings uncovered in memory of his brother.
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10. Omari Hardwick and Naturi Naughton on the set of “Power” Season 2.
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11. Omari Hardwick and his wife Jennifer are expecting their second child in 2015.
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12. Omari with a great #powerfam ❤️. These two girls make it easy to loan my Hubbz @omarihardwickofficial out. #SisterWives #RealWomenSupportEachOther
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13. The Omari Hardwick Blueapple Poetry Network is an after school spoken word poetry program that is free of cost to high school, middle school and some elementary children in the Broward County School System of Fort Lauderdale.
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14. Not only is Omari an actor, he is also a songwriter; he is featured vocally, visually and creatively with several music artists, including two time Grammy Award-winning artist Eshe (Arrested Development), Eric Roberson, Melanie Fiona, and Estelle.
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15. The music video he starred in with Melanie Fiona, “Wrong Side Of Love,” was directed by Larenz Tate and nominated for a Grammy.
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16. On Friday you loaned me 41 big ones Lord. You just keep adding that which you have decided i can handle. Thank you for loaning me my birth family. Thank you for loaning me the family i made. Thank you ALL the ancestors angels heroes family friends mentors teachers artist athletes mother Teresas beautiful roses growing outa concrete that helped my feet survive the big FEAT of making my 1st 41 COUNT. -Omari Hardwick
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