Naturi Naughton: I Really Had to Fight for Role on ‘Power’

The multitalented Naturi Naughton has proven to herself and to her supporters that her talents have greatly matured since her days in girl group 3LW. The emerging singer/actress revealed what it was like to secure her role on Starz’s breakout hit, ‘Power’, during a recent sit down with VladTV.

First off, Naturi affirms that her road to securing the role of Tasha St. Patrick was a conventional one which included an audition, followed by a call-back, and finally a screen test. Although Naturi landed the gig she confesses, “It was a challenge though, because I was a little young for the role,” and she reveals that people from the network questioned her ability to play opposite an older Omari Hardwick.

“I really had to fight for this role. And eventually, after multiple tests I had two tests and I got the part. So, I’m very lucky to be playing the ride-or-die wifey on the show,” explains a thankful Naughton.

Later, the conversation covers 50 Cent’s hands-on involvement with ‘Power,’ which is described as “instrumental” to sustaining the show’s authenticity. When the interview turns to 50’s character on the show, Kanan, getting released from jail, Naturi says, “It’s really interesting, I’m looking forward to seeing how the fans react. He’s gonna cause some havoc.”

The clip concludes with Naturi sharing some of the unexpected situations that she experienced while working with 50 Cent. Although she was nervous to work with the celebrated star, she reveals that he told her her screen presence was “very big.”

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