Michael Rainey Jr. Fear of being typecast due to his role in ‘Power’
Michael Rainey Jr. is opening up and sharing his thoughts on his longtime role in Power series. As well as his fear of being typecast as an actor.
The actor shared his thoughts in an exclusive interview
The 22-year-old shared his thoughts on his multi-year acting career and his role as Tariq St. Patrick in an exclusive interview with Cassius Life. In addition, the actor explained that he is “learning to prepare” for the future opportunities that are coming his way. And he’s amazed at how fans of the series have received his character, Tariq.
I don’t think in a million years people will write some of the things they write about Tariq as they do now, especially the show based on him… now, they’re on his side. He still has to get a few of them on his side, but for the most part, they’re currently playing against Team Riq, so that’s definitely a crazy thing.
Rainey Jr. even shares some advice for aspiring actors.
This industry is definitely time. You must choose your work wisely. You don’t want to keep working and working just because you can work. Sometimes you want to sift through those jobs and make sure you pick the ones that work for you. And that doesn’t really drain your energy too much. Of course, make sure it’s the right time.
In addition, he further explained that he devoted himself to his role in Power.
And I feel like that’s where I found myself, just working on Power and try to be the best person you can be for this show. I gave my all to this show because they put so much in me by trusting me to carry the show on my shoulders…
But you definitely have to give yourself time to live… You keep reminding yourself that obviously you still have a life to live. You don’t want to overwork yourself.
But you want to work so you know you can relax in the future…
Rainey Jr. Explain the fear of being typed
Later, the 22-year-old shared that he often thought about being typed due to his role as Tariq St. Patrick. But he tries to maintain confidence in his work and performance.
That’s definitely been on my mind a lot because like I said, with the amount of time I spent with this character, a lot of people, the audience, they just didn’t see me on screen in a different way. space for a while, so that was definitely a thought on my mind. But like I said, you just have to keep going… be confident in your work and know your talent and know what you can do with your talent.
Rainey Jr. explains that he doesn’t let those thoughts weigh him down. And he plans to use his time away from the show to take on other roles.
You must never let those kinds of thoughts really weigh you down… I’ve been playing this character for a long time, but now I find myself in tune to the point where I can’t understand much. And I almost have a detailed plan so the hiatus of season four, once I finish season four, I will definitely take advantage of that break and definitely take on some different roles. giving the audience a chance to see me on the screen in a different dimension, instead of just like Tariq.
In addition, Rainey Jr. even joked about his fans’ biggest concern for him. Power Character: missing a car by himself.
Yes. That ‘Riq boy’ has been walking for a long time. All the money he earns, I don’t know what he spends. Obviously, he received his mother’s attorney fees, his mother’s attorney fees, but at this point, it’s time to take the beating. You are in New York. It’s time for the whip, so hopefully in season three he’ll get a set of wheels. They saw him push it around New York City. But I know you’re tired.
The first black man will meet you anywhere with just his feet and legs. No cars, no trains, no bicycles. ONLY THE FEET
Meet Tariq Saint Patrick 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/uxiCzsUSye
– Mr. August 4 (@callmelilmoneey) February 11, 2022
Roommate, do you agree with the 22-year-old’s thoughts on typing?