Monday, April 19, 2021

Rotimi Knew a Year Ago His ‘Power’ Character Was Going to Be Killed Off [WATCH]

*If you caught Sunday’s episode of “Power,” how are you feeling about Dre’s death?

As noted by bossip.com, “Power” dedicated an entire episode to Andre “Dre” Coleman “who THOUGHT he’d [escapes] with his life after allllll his years of snitching and scamming. That did NOT happen. He was burned alive via gasoline-soaked towels,” the outlet writes.

According to Rotimi, who played Dre, he knew the fate of character a year ago.

“I knew I was going out [for over a year]. It was tough but the writing is so good that it’s so unpredictable,” he told The Morning Hustle in an exclusive interview. “People still think I’m alive, that I’m [going] to come back from that.”

Rotimi is now calling Dre “the most hated villain of our generation.”

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Speaking to TVLine, showrunner Courtney Kemp explained why she decided to kill Dre in the first episode after the midseason finale.

“First of all, because I knew that the story was going to be drawn out over five weeks, I wanted to give the audience something they desired very early. I wanted to give a nice big treat at the front, and the big treat of course is his death. Congratulations, everyone. He’s dead. I just thought that would be really great for them.”

Meanwhile, as for whether Ghost is really dead, Kemp confirmed to EW: “Ghost is definitely dead.”

“Power” Season 6 continues Sundays at 8 p.m. ET on Starz.

Scroll up and watch Rotimi dish about Dre’s demise via the clip above. 

 

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is a screenwriter and freelance reporter from Chicago -- currently living in Los Angeles and covering A-list entertainment for various outlets, including Emmys.com. She has worked for: Miramax, MTV & VH1, The Jim Henson Company, Hallmark Channel, Paramount Pictures, and for iconic indie film producer Roger Corman.

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