Mekai Curtis of Raising Kanan reveals her Jukebox role in Power Book 3: ‘Take a look at how she’s changed.’
This website spoke directly with lead actress Mekai Curtis about the spin-off series POWER BOOK 3: RAISING KANAN, which will be available to stream on Starz and Starzplay this week. In doing so, he previewed what’s in store for Jukebox, a character from the original series.
This website chatted with Mekai Curtis, who plays Kanan Stark in Raising Kanan, ahead of the premiere of the Power spin-off series. The actor talked about everything from his new part to his opinions on the original Power series, including what it was like to travel back in time to early 1990s New York. Curtis teased what lies ahead for his on-screen sister, Jukebox, in the prequel series, but Kanan (previously played by 50 Cent) isn’t the only famous person returning to the Power world for the prequel series (Hailey Kilgore).
Mekai Curtis will play the younger version of Kanan Stark, who first appeared in the series as a former ally of James ‘Ghost St Patrick (Omari Hardwick) and Tommy Egan, in the first season of Power Book III (Joesph Sikora).
His return in the flagship drama was something Ghost and Tommy had feared, as he would try to take over their drug empire – after all, he was the one who taught them everything they knew.
Kanan wasn’t alone in his never-ending quest to become the top dog on the New York drug scene, as his sister Jukebox (originally played by Anika Noni Rose) was there to assist him.
Kanan and his sister formed a strong partnership in Power, and Raising Kanan will dive into their complicated past – though lead actress Curtis has insisted that you don’t have to be a fan of the original series to enjoy their plot.
“You don’t have to be a fan of Power to watch our show because, while we’re talking about Kanan and Jukebox, their connection, and how it intersects with the original Power, you’re literally walking into a new world,” Curtis explained to This website.
“An totally new plotline, with new people, all set in this universe that we all know and love,” he continued.
“We’re going into Kanan’s world in the 1990s to see what’s going on,” he continued.
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