Tika Sumpter’s New Movie Role + Photo Shoot

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Actress Tika Sumpter appears on the inside pages of next month’s issue of Essence magazine, posing for an eight page spread showcasing this season’s host denim looks.

Tika, presently riding high off of the success of “The Haves and Have Nots,” is gearing up to promote two new films, the James Brown biopic “Get on Up” and “My Man is a Loser,” which is set to be released in select theaters and On Demand July 25th.

Speaking on her various roles, Tika calls her bad girl character Candace Young on “The Haves and Have Nots” one of her favorite characters to play, calling her “unforgettable” and “a joy to bring to life.”


Despite critics of the show, “The Haves and Have Nots” continue to bring in big numbers for the OWN network, averaging over 3 million live and DVR viewers.

As for “My Man is a Loser” and “Get On Up,” Tika says she feels blessed to have a busy career, and that even if she doesn’t land a particular role, it is always her intention to leave her mark on casting agents.

“Even if I don’t get a role, you are going to remember me when I leave the room,” she told Essence. “I give my all to my art and am grateful for every opportunity.”
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Check out Tika’s photo shoot below and the official trailer for “My Man is a Loser.”


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