Michael Rainey from ‘Power’ is hitting the gym regularly to get into shape for his upcoming project! What is it?

“You can’t be on the screen looking like a twig,” says the actor

POWER star Michael Rainey Jr. is ready to get in shape for the Starz spinoff Power Book II: Ghost, which will be premiering this Sunday. He will be working out so that he won’t “look like a twig” during his love scenes.


“Tariq had new love interests,” he spoke about his character, “You know, I got to do those pushups to make sure I look a little cut…I’m not really built right now, so I just be chilling. But honestly, I’m about to start going to the gym to get brolic up on these people. I just want to get swollen, but I don’t wanna get too awoke. I just wanna get a little more cut up.”

What the show is about

Power Book II starts just a few days after the finale of Power, and you will be seeing Tariq St Patrick dealing with the fallout, as his mother is facing charges for a murder she didn’t commit. He will also need to come to terms with the legacy his father left behind.


Apart from Rainey Jr who will be playing the lead, the other cast members will be Naturi Naughton, who will be returning as Tasha St Patrick, musician and actress Mary J Blige who will be joining in for a new role along with rapper and songwriter Method Man.

Other cast members include Paige Hurd, Sherri Saum, and Shane Johnson.

The series will be airing on Starz, it’s original broadcaster, along with Amazon Prime Video channel Starzplay. It will not be coming to Netflix for the time being.


Power Book II: Ghost will start airing on Saturday, 6th September in the United States.

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