Omari Hardwick Discusses Only Earning $150K Per Episode and Having to Borrow Money From 50 Cent

Omari Hardwick Discusses Only Earning $150K Per Episode on Power and Having to Borrow Money From 50 Cent

Omari Hardwick Discusses Only Earning $150K Per Episode on Power and Having to Borrow Money From 50 Cent

Actor Omari Hardwick of Power fame, discussed in a recent interview the salary he was making for the series and also revealed that he had to borrow money from one of the executive producers of the show.

According to Complex, Hardwick appeared in a recent interview, The Pivot Podcast to discuss his time on Power and tell the hosts what he earned while filming the Starz hit series, Power. He even stated during the interview that, not only did he borrow money from 50 Cent, he repaid him with interest.

Hardwick, who had been acting for years before landing the lead role in Power, felt that he never made the money he felt he deserved. He did acknowledge that he is now at a point where he is finally getting the type of money he should have made previously.

“I still haven’t made what I should have made. I still never made the money—no, the money, I never made what I should have made. Never,” Harwick states. “Period. It’s happening now, finally.” He jokingly said that he had only made “five dollars” from all the movies he appeared in before playing the role of a hustler, James St. Patrick.

Hardwick also admitted that 50 Cent loaned him money after the first and second seasons. “He gave me $20,000 and the next summer he gave me $23,000,” he said, but, said that he believes 50 Cent did it in part because he “adores” wife Jennifer “Jae” Hardwick and their children. “He might like them more than me. It was absolutely given in a way of, like, you know take care of the family bro, use that.”

While discussing his time doing Power, for the first time, he publicly disclosed how much he earned per episode by the end of the series. Although it wasn’t what he wanted, it was better than what he received before.

“How much do you think I made a week? An episode,” he asked the hosts. With a response that guessed the

amount at around $150,000 per episode, he replied, “You got it right, yeah. First time I’ve ever disclosed it.”

Omari Hardwick Discusses Only Earning $150K Per Episode on Power and Having to Borrow Money From 50 Cent

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