Tuesday, January 25, 2022

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 an entertainment reporter with over 15 years of experience working in the film industry in areas including production and post-production, marketing, distribution, and acquisitions. She has worked for legendary film producer Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino's production team at Miramax, the late Larry Flynt, MTV/ VH1, Hallmark Channel, Paramount, Jim Henson Co., Parade Magazine, and various LA-based companies representing above-the-line talent.

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