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You’re Gonna Love New Edition’s Keith Powers!

You’re Gonna Love New Edition’s Keith Powers!

2017 is here and already the year looks to be filled with a lot of amazing events happening in the entertainment industry. Movies, awards shows, new music, and new artists—you name it! It is time for something fresh and it seems the entertainment gods have finally heard our prayers. As you already know one of the most anticipated events of 2017 is New Edition’s biopic, set to air on BET later this month! The biopic will entail the stories of Bobby Brown, Johnny Gill, Ralph Tresvant, Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, and Ronnie DeVoe as they rise, fall, and resurrect the R&B group that has made them music legends. The biopic stars a very talented cast of young men, Bryshere Y. Gray, Luke James, Elijah Kelly, Woody McClain, Algee Smith, and Keith Powers. Although all of these young men are amazing it is Keith Powers who may very well be having the best year ever with not only the biopic premiering but television shows and films in the works! “I feel great man, I’m just gonna keep working. With all this stuff coming out that does not mean that I am going to get comfortable…I’m staying on my toes and continuing to work hard…”

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Keith portrays Ronnie Devoe, the best dancer in New Edition, and the described as the heart of the group. “He [Ronnie] is amazing. He was so cool. He and the other guys came on set and were so involved in how they were portrayed…I feel honored to be a part of the whole production…like everybody else I grew up listening to them…’Can You Stand The Rain’ is timeless…” Surprisingly, Keith reveals he was the last addition to the cast and came on about two weeks after the other actors, thus he had to catch up on his lines and choreography quickly. “Ronnie was the best dancer of the group and I came on a little late so I had to play catch up big time…there was definitely a lot of pressure on me to perform…Don’t worry I caught up though [he laughs], and I think everyone will be impressed…” The pressure is definitely on with New Edition’s biopic to be a hit. As you recall, biopics of the past have been either hit or miss based on casting decisions, acting, quality, and audience reception. From the clips we have seen of the film, this may very well be the biopic we have been waiting for. “The film is about brotherhood, that’s what we had. From the moment I met those guys we were chilling, working, and hanging out around the clock. We’re like family.”

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Besides New Edition, Mr. Powers has a few other projects lined up. One of which, Famous In Love, is set to premiere on April 18th.  The show, based on the book of the same name, centers on Paige Townsen (Bella Thorne), a college student who makes it big after auditioning for a starring role in a blockbuster movie. Now, she must learn to balance her new life along with the undeniable attraction she has with her co-starts, all while trying to discover what happened to a missing pop star. Keith will portray Jordan Wilder, described as a “troubled star,” who is involved in a love triangle with Paige and their co-star, Rainer Devon (Carter Jenkins) to whom he shares a complicated history with. “It’s gonna air on ‘Freeform,’ which use to be ‘ABC Family.’ I’m really excited about the show and ya’ll are gonna love it. I’m working with some pretty amazing actors…I can’t reveal too much about the show, but I’m really looking forward to its debut…”

keith powers

From Straight Outta Compton to New Edition, and now, Famous In Love; Keith Powers has proven to be an amazing and versatile actor. He knows that perfecting his craft comes from hard work and a greater desire to be the best. We love his growth as an actor and more importantly as a man. Sure he has the looks, the body, and the talent to be a megastar, but he would rather be known for his talent. He advises all aspiring actors to “…never give up. If this is what you wanna do in life then do it, be the best you can be at this. This is your life.”

Written By: Michael “Hey Mikey” Fanning


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