Boris Kodjoe Murdered His Audition For Ghost, Says Courtney Kemp

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This week on the Crew Has It, The creator Power Courtney Kemp in the hot seat answering questions from Michael Rainey Jr. and Gianni Paolo.

During the episode, Kemp was talking about casting Ghost, which we all know went to Omari Hardwick who killed the role, but one of the other people who audition for the role was Boris Kodjoe and she also mentioned American God’s Ricky Whittle.

“A fun fact you know who killed his audition for Ghost? Like murder it? Boris Kodjoe! No one ever believes me, but Boris was amazing. First of all, Boris speaks like 900 languages, and he is physically imposing and all the things. It’s he is so beautiful, and he’s so like it’s just well this doesn’t feel real now, whatever, but I have to give him his props because we saw pretty much every black actor there was at that time, you know what I mean, and Boris murdered it murdered it,” said Kemp.

“The other person who got close was a guy named I don’t remember his last name he ended up being on American Gods Ricky [Whittle]. They ended up casting him on American Gods anyway great guy, Omari [Hardwick] is who I wanted.”

However, could you imagine Power without Hardwick? I can’t and I don’t want to, but it would have been intriguing to see what Kodjoe could have done with the role if he landed it.

Speaking of Kodjoe, he and his wife Nicole Ari Parker were recently in attendance at the annual amfAR Gala. Parker turned heads in a mini dress with an abstract psychedelic design, a neckline and long sleeves. The thigh-skimming number was also equipped with dramatic shoulders.

As for the shoes, she opted for a pair of silver metallic leather Gianvito Rossi sandals with a sequined fishnet upper, a pointed peep toe, a stiletto heel and a silhouette without a back, according to

As for Power, make sure you tune into Raising Kanan on August 14.

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Written by Landon Buford

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