Naturi Naughton on directing an episode of ‘Power’: “That’s my dream”

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It’s been nearly a decade since Naturi Naughton introduced herself as Tasha St. Patrick on the Starz series Power. The role, she says, has been a “game changer” in her acting career and has even brought “much beauty and complexity” to her private life. But, there’s still one thing she hasn’t yet been able to do — direct an episode.

In an interview with Variety, Naturi revealed it’s her dream to get in the director chair for Power. As the original show has already come to an end, it’s assumed she’s referring to Power Book II: Ghost, on which she appears as a recurring character.

“I’m pushing for that every season. I’ve expressed to all the producers and showrunners how much I would love the opportunity to direct, and I know I can do it,” she said. “You might see an episode next year directed by Naturi Naughton.”

In the meantime, Naturi, who took filmmaking courses at New York Film Academy, is showing off her behind-the-scenes skills in her directorial debut, Behind the Smile, a BET HER film about a woman living with vitiligo. It launched on July 9 and has been a great experience for the actress.

“Being in the director’s chair is a dream come true …,” Naturi told Variety

She added, “The director’s chair feels nice and cozy. I think I’m going to be in it a lot more.”

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