One of the most talked about scenes from the September 19 episode Power Book III: Rising Kanan There is a fight between Marvin and Jukebox. This was something that the TV show was making up for and demonstrated just how toxic their relationship was. Now, London Brown, who plays Marvin, is opening up about the attack on his daughter and the impact it will have on their relationship going forward.
Tension escalates between Marvin and Jukebox in the final episode of ‘Power Book III: Rising Kanan’
Marvin was looking for some music in the jukebox room when he found images of the jukebox and Nicole. He was furious to learn of their relationship and told the jukebox about her sexuality, mistakenly calling her “Lebanese” instead of gay. He also taunts her about Nicole’s death, causing the jukebox to spit on her.
From there, Marvin attacks him outright, almost suffocating the jukebox. But then he got out of it. Realizing what he had done, Marvin broke down and repented for his actions.
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London Brown on Marvin and the Jukebox Fight
Brown told tv line He even struggled to film this scene.
“It was the hardest thing to shoot, and I know [co-star] Haile [Kilgore] Will say the same,” he told the website. “It was very difficult. We had so many questions. I didn’t know how to approach it.”
“Haley and I talked about it after the fact. I just needed to figure it out,” he continued. “Why would Marvin have a physical relationship with a daughter he barely has? I talked to my LGBTQ friends, and they said that violent reactions from strict parents are common. We also had to meet stunt coordinators to ascertain its physicality.”
He also tried to reflect the attitudes of many people towards the LGBTQ+ community at the time.
“You also have to remember that this was the ’90s,” Brown said. “Parents are more generous and accepting in 2021, but Marvin is old school. He didn’t even use the right word – he said ‘Lebanese’ instead of ‘Lesbian’. But the violence shocked and terrified Marvin as well. He broke down and lost her and then felt ashamed and sad, but by then it was too late. Those layers are what make Marvin and the other characters so real. “
What does the fight for their future mean
Fighting and other things that happen to Jukebox will change her forever, transforming her into the person she eventually becomes. Power show, Brown said.
“Now people can better understand why the jukebox became so tough as an adult because he had to deal with things growing up,” he said. “His girlfriend died, and he had a strained relationship with his father. All these layers help us understand why these characters are made that way.”
We’ll see what happens with Marvin and the jukebox when the show returns. Watch season 1 finale Power Book III: Rising Kanan Sunday, September 26 at 8 p.m. ET.
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