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Power may have closed the curtains on the tale of James “Ghost” St Patrick (played by Omari Hardwick), the former corner boy trying to go straight. Sadly, it was all in vain after Ghost was killed by his nearest and dearest. However, the show continues without its main man with Tasha (Naturi Naughton) and her son Tariq St Patrick (Michael Rainey Jr) now taking the lead in his stead in Power Book II: Ghost.
Book II: Ghost sees the saga continue and picks up straight from the series finale of the parent show.
However, what was it like filming without the presence of such a character like Ghost and how did Naughton feel about navigating scenes without the screen partner she had for the past six years?
Speaking exclusively to Express.co.uk, Naughton admitted: “It was different.
“I mean, it honestly had its challenges because we were we’re partners in a way, obviously playing his wife.
“Even though we had a very dysfunctional marriage, and we were estranged, but it was even to argue with him, even scenes where we were fighting, were great.”
She went on to say: “So I think, you know, I definitely miss him. But you know, I know he’s happy for all of us, and we’re still friends.
“And I think the Power family will always be the Power family.
“When the show ends, when all of this is done, we all move on with our careers and our lives, we’ll always look back at this section of time.
“Six years have been some of the most amazing, beautiful, blessed six years of my life to mean that and I’m grateful for each and every cast member, whether they live or die.
“They have literally contributed to something that has changed the culture, but also changed my life.”
From Naughton’s words, it’s clear Hardwick will always be part of the Power family even if Ghost is no more.
Hardwick previously posted a heartfelt message on his Instagram account after he bowed out from Power, thanking the fans as well as the cast and crew for their support.
More recently, around the time of the Book II premiere, Hardwick posted to his 3.7 million Instagram followers: “To ALL those from the incomparable power family @power_starz (past present & future)….i send love & well wishes.
“Kill it! & to my priceless fans & dem neighbors (past present & future)….forEVER thankful. @pherneternity …thank you for your touch of gold.
“@illsurge i can’t thank you enough for being my ride or fly in ART from the rip. & to my doofusly gifted kingly bros @wyclefjean & @realcoleworld…thank you boffe. -ghOst [sic].”
He also shared some spoken word poetry over music by Wyclef Jean celebrating his character and Power.
Since leaving Power, Hardwick has a list of upcoming projects, according to IMDb.
Among these forthcoming projects is Army of the Dead, Spell, D Is for Detroit and Die Enormous.
Hardwick is also a spoken word poet and may also be focusing on this going forward along with his acting.
While Ghost may have departed this mortal coil, there’s nothing to suggest he won’t be making an appearance in perhaps a flashback or a hallucination.
For now, his legacy lives on through his son Tariq who is becoming more like his father than he could have ever realised.
Tariq is displaying the nous and street smarts which kept his father alive despite having a deep loathing for Ghost.
Power Book II: Ghost airs weekly on Starzplay via Amazon Prime UK on Sundays
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