Posted by | Cyrena Rose

Sparkle actress Tika Sumpter covers RollingOut Magazine in an amazing photo shoot/interview.   The mag states the beauty represents the new wave of fresh black talent that is primed and ready to show the world that true talent comes in all colors, shapes and sizes.  In Sumpter, RollingOut found both the present and the future.

Enjoy the visuals and excerpts of the interview:

One of our first encounters with you was on “Gossip Girl.” How different was the experience of Sparkle with its all-black cast?

First off, I just want to say that I am very thankful for the opportunity that I received with “Gossip Girl.” To me though, acting is just acting. I honestly don’t like saying a black film, because on the flip side, we don’t call then white films. At the end of the day, when they say action, we all have to do the same job.

How did you channel your character Delores in the movie Sparkle?

I’m grateful to [screenwriter] Mara Brock Akil, because she expanded the role of Delores. I definitely think there is some of me in the character … she is a protector and a strong person, which mirrors my own personality a lot.  The great thing about the role is that I was able to really take chances and expand upon who Delores was in the original.

Describe the perfect date for you.

My perfect date is just a guy that takes control and plans everything. I have to plan so much in my own life, so I wouldn’t want the responsibility of planning something fun. So I’m down for mostly anything, but a nice dinner or bowling would be great. I just like something fun that I don’t have to plan.

Go to your local theater and check Tika Sumpter out today in Sparkle!

Words and Images:  DeWayne Rogers,  Makeup: Oslyn Holder,  Hair: Annagjid Kee Taylor,  Wardrobe Stylist: Micah McDonald