From daytime soap star, to Tyler Perry drama queen, Tika Sumpter has lit up both the big and small screens with a double shot of talent and beauty. We got a chance to kick it with the Ride Along actress at yummy NYC bakery, Schmackary, to chat about her conniving character in The Have and Have Nots, (“Somebody called me an evil angel”), and of course, indulge in a little girl talk.
If you’ve been keeping up with the Hollywood hotty’s current alter ego, Candace Young, on Perry’s OWN series, you already know about the Pandora’s box she’s opened and how her bad decisions are quickly coming back to bite her. But today, watching the gorgeous 33-year-old giggle uncontrollably against a backdrop of signed theatrical headshots (the eatery’s proverbial Wall Of Fame) it’s astonishing how different she is from the vengeful character she plays. But then again, that’s the formula of a great actress.
All smiles and full of laughter, she divulged what to expect from her pretend persona this season, “She’s going to be really vulnerable, you’ll see,” answered a few of our juiciest Question of the Days, and even hinted on whether she’d pose nude (“I would, but you might see some stuff soon enough.”)
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