Michael Rainey Jr. fears that his long-running role on 'Power' will cause him to be typecast.

 Michael Rainey Jr. recently sat down with Cassius to discuss his longstanding role as Tariq St. Patrick in Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson's smash series Power.

 Throughout the cover article, Rainey discussed his origins, early career, and shockingly, his worry of being typecast whenever he leaves his recurring position on the Starz show.

"I absolutely think about it frequently," he told the newspaper. "Because I've devoted so much time to this role, a large portion of the public hasn't seen me in a different setting on screen in quite some time, so that's obviously a consideration in my mind.

 But, as I previously stated, you must continue to work and know yourself, be confident in your work, and understand your talent and what you can do with your talent.

 Refusing to allow the possibilities to overpower him, he said, "You must never let such thoughts to hold you down." Moreover, you must know what you're doing at the end of the day. As previously stated, I knew I wanted to sit down, shut myself in, and devote myself to this persona.

Since 2014, Rainey has portrayed Tariq St. Patrick with Omari Hardwick and Naturi Naughton. With the departure of the lead character Ghost (Hardwick) and the fourth season order for Power Book II: Ghost, the 22-year-old has led the award-winning franchise for some time. 

"I would absolutely think maybe after season four, given that we're about to start filming that, I feel quite comfortable in Tariq's shoes after the season four break," he said. "

I've played the character for a long time, but now I'm in a rhythm where I'm not figuring out as much. And I have the blueprint very well in hand." The Staten Island-raised Jamaican descendent added, "Once I'm done with season four, I'll absolutely use that break and go into some different roles to give the public a chance to experience me in a different setting than as Tariq."

 But as far as television and film are concerned, I am on board. "I'm prepared for comedy," he disclosed. "I'm prepared to act. I am prepared to wear any style of footwear. I'm all set. Therefore, if the clothing I desire to wear feels correct for me during the next year, I will devote effort to it.

 In addition to his work in front of the camera, the veteran actor revealed that he and co-star Gianni Paolo have founded their own production business, Twenty Two Entertainment. 

The couple, who are good friends off-screen, are working on "putting TV shows and features under their belts" and "growing our production company's credibility."

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