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Mary J. Blige’s most recent role as the Power Book II: Ghost matriarch, Monet Tejada, is nothing like her other roles in Body Cam and the Oscar-nominated film, Mudbound.
“She, by any means necessary, is gonna get what she wants,” the singer said of the earnest character during the red carpet NYC premiere of the second season. “But she has a lot of love in her heart for her children. And by any means necessary, she’s gonna make sure they eat and that they’re safe.”
Her children are seemingly protecting themselves as Monet recoups from a loss in her business while her past haunts her. On the other hand, her nephew Ezekiel Cross is a suspect for murder and she’s trying to figure out how to keep him safe.
When asked if she can resonate with Monet, Mary said, “Of course I can. That’s why I’ve been here doing what I’m doing for so long, cuz by any means necessary, I’m not letting anybody take me down. Anybody make me suffer ever again.”
Watch the full interview below on Two Bees TV and don’t miss Monet Tejada on Power Book II: Ghost every Sunday on the STARZ app.
As per the synopsis, “POWER Book II: Ghost begins its second season with Tariq St. Patrick still running from a legacy that haunts him. Forced into the choice to take the life of his professor, Jabari Reynolds, Tariq finds himself drifting further from that which he’s been fighting to protect: his family. With Tasha in witness protection, Tariq knows he must sacrifice anything to save what’s left of his family. Unable to do it alone, he turns to those wielding power and influence: Davis MacLean and his new partner, Cooper Saxe, as well as Rashad Tate. Of course, all of these options come with a steep price. So, it’s back to business with the Tejadas. But now with two murders involving Stansfield, Monet Tejada has to question if Tariq is what’s best for her family, as she seeks to protect her nephew’s NBA prospects at all costs. Her kids, Dru and Diana, question her moves as she grows more distracted, especially when Monet goes as far as trusting Cane again despite his actions against the family. In doing so, Monet finds herself in bed with Mecca, a man who wants to show her a whole new world, potentially at the cost of destroying her old one. Forcing Monet to lean on Tariq, who must decide what he really wants and what he’s going to sacrifice to get it.”