Actress Tika Sumpter is looking extra sumptuous on the cover of Rolling Out Magazine. The 32 year old former “Gossip Girl” actress is making her most high profile big screen debut to date, appearing in the remake of the 1976 classic film “Sparkle,” set to hit movie theaters this Friday, August 17th.
Tika plays the role of Delores Williams, a part she says was beefed up by writer Mara Brock Akil. Whereas the original character of Delores in the 1976 film seem to be little more than an afterthought, Tika says her Delores will have an expanded role that will shock fans of the original.
The show’s pilot will air this fall, with the first season set to debut in January of 2013.