August 27, 2020

By Lapacazo Sandoval

Contributing Writer


There is something almost diabolical about the way “Power” creator and showrunner Courtney A. Kemp and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson has breathed life into the intellectual property creating a series of spin-off series with the first installment “Power Book II: Ghost” debuting on Starz, Sunday, September 6 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT, then move to its regular timeslot at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT starting on Sunday, September 13 on STARZ in the U.S. and Canada,

“Power Book II: Ghost” jumps in following the devasting events of “Power” where Tariq St. Patrick, the son of legendary drug dealer and psychopath, James “Ghost” St. Patrick is murdered by his son and his mother, Tasha, is facing charges for the aforementioned murder.

To complicate the young killers’ life, Tariq must now manage his studies at an Ivy League university or lose his inheritance.


Alone for the first time in his life, the young man engages in the illegal drug trade, again, to pay for Davis MacLean, the fame-hungry defense lawyer who is Tasha’s only hope of getting out of jail and escaping prosecution by newly minted U.S. Attorney Cooper Saxe.

Stepping into the role of  Davis MacLean is Method Man, the Grammy award-winning rapper-turned-actor, Method Man, and here’s what he had to say about being a part of the Power universe, in “Power Book II: Ghost.”

L.A. WATTS TIMES: Starz has provided me with two-episodes of ‘Power Book II: Ghost’ and I don’t think that it will disappoint fans.

METHOD MAN: I agree.

LAWT: Were you a fan of the first series, ‘Power?’

MM: Of course I was. I don’t know many in my community [who isn’t] a fan of ‘Power.’ A lot of the rappers and entertainers and people-of-color really tuned into this show … all six seasons and it’s a testament to how [well] it’s written. How great these characters were in this series.

LAWT: Starz provided us with only two episodes of ‘Power Book II: Ghost’ so I …, what

MM: (laughing) That’s two too many.



LAWT: (laughing) Why? I definitely want more, for example, your character, I can tell, is important to this series. Please describe Davis MacLean?

MM: Davis MacLean is a highly motivated defense attorney.  A sharp dresser, and expensive.

LAWT: I picked that up from watching the series. What else?

MM: He’s ethically challenged.

LAWT: He is an attorney and this is the world of Power. Sorry, please continue.

MM: (laughing) Well, what lawyer isn’t?

LAWT: Exactly.


MM: They [lawyers] tetter on the fence of morality all the time so that they can get the best for their clients.

Davis is so good at his job that it was only a matter of time before he collided with a case as big as the St. Patricks.  He takes everything with a grain of salt. He doesn't get too involved with the clientele until he has a full idea of what’s going on with the case.  But if you are looking to win, and that’s his full motivation, I would go for no one else but Davis MacLean.

LAWT: As long as you have Davis MacLean’s money.

MM: Well, I don’t think it’s the money for him. 

LAWT: No? It looked that way to me in the episodes.

MM: You’ve seen episode one.  When Tariq approaches him does he [David] really look like he wants to be bothered?

LAWT: You do have a point. Go on, please.

MM: He’s actually in the middle of something so him throwing that number out there, he’s actually a gesture saying [to him] … ‘Just leave me alone.’

LAWT: Got it.

MM: It’s like you have the money, good if not so be it and he’s moving on. He does recognize the kid. He knows who he is. That’s why he even gave him the time of day.

LAWT: What did Courtney [A. Kemp] tell you about the show and your character? Can you share it?

MM: Outside of de­scribing the character she told me that she wanted me for the role.

LAWT: Did she say why?

MM: Because it’s a space that people would not expect to see you in. And in my head, I’m thinking then why the hell did I audition then? No, I’m just kidding.

LAWT: Are you?

MM: But, with her saying that to me, I was like ‘oh my God’ I have to the greatest job now because I feel that she put her head on the line for me. 



LAWT: I do understand but Courtney A. Kemp is a smart, smart, smart woman. God bless her.

MM: She’s gotten far so far with her great decisions so far, so I won’t question.

LAWT: Smart.

MM: I was honored to be asked. You know what I mean?

LAWT: I think that I have a clue.

MM: I was even more honored that I got the part. And it wasn’t real for me until I sat down to the table read.

Check the behind-the-scenes footage and you will understand.

LAWT: Thank you, Method Man, I shall.

MM: Thank you, Ms. Sandoval.

This interview has been edited for length and clarity.

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