Tika Sumpter Poses For Rolling Out Magazine

The ‘Sparkle’ star recently showed off her sexier side in a ‘Home Alone’ style shoot with Rolling Out Magazine, shot by photographer Dewayne Rogers and styled by Micah McDonald. Inside, she dished on the difference in starring in roles like ‘Gossip Girls’ versus roles like ‘The Game’ and black films, as well as the moment she finally realized that she was ‘enough’. She also dished on her perfect date and if she’s currently single or taken.

On The Difference Between Roles Like ‘Gossip Girls’ and Roles With An All Black Cast

First off, I just want to say that I am very thankful for the opportunity that I received with “Gossip Girls.” 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.

On What She’s Learned About Herself Throughout Her Career

Well, I know that I’m enough, and that I have something to offer the world. I guess now that I’ve grown up and gotten a little older, I know what I want, and I know what I want in a mate and I’m able to say it. I’m not one to beat around the bush anymore. There was a time when I was so concerned about hurting people’s feelings, but it’s not that way anymore. While I still care about people’s feelings, I understand the importance of being able to express exactly what I want, and exactly how I’m feeling.

Being that the industry is so crazy, some of the things that I do to just chill out and reflect. I’m kind of a loner… I love to be at home, where I can just shut everything out and either read or meditate. Sometimes, I just can’t be connected every minute and every second of the day, so I just turn off all of the electronics, and just focus on removing myself from the stress and the busyness of the world.

On Her Dating Life

(smiles) I’m currently single.[…]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.

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