HomeTVOne Life to LiveTika Sumpter and Co-Stars ‘Sparkle’ on Cover of Ebony! Jamey Giddens August 13, 2012 6 Comments One Life to Live alum Tika Sumpter is proving to be one of Hollywood's rising stars. Since leaving the ABC sudser, she's done impressive turns on primetime (Gossip Girl, The Game) and on the big screen (Think Like a Man). The beauty's latest project is a remake of the classic Sparkle. Sparkle tells the story of three sisters, Sparkle (Jordin Sparks), Sister (Carmen Ejogo) and Delores (Sumpter), who rise to Supremes-esque fame, despite their mama's reservations. The movie marks the final onscreen performance of the late Whitney Houston, who appears as their disapproving mother, Emma. Peep Sumpter and her celluloid siblings on the cover of Ebony above and watch an interview the trio gave Global Grind after the jump! 6 Responses david46208 August 13, 2012 Tika had more than “one life to live…” Log in to Reply MsAgentProvocateur1 August 13, 2012 Interesting article with Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil in last week’s Hollywood Reporter: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/sparkle-whitney-houston-salim-mara-brock-akil-359947?page=show Log in to Reply david46208 August 13, 2012 @MsAgentProvocateur1: Their films always go what they are supposed to do. Show positive and yet complex black images without them being Sambo types like Tyler Perry does. Log in to Reply Cyberologist August 14, 2012 Go TikA!! Log in to Reply tfcocs August 14, 2012 It is about time that she hit the mainstream. Did anyone see the write up for Sparkle in this Sunday’s New York Times? Log in to Reply MsAgentProvocateur1 August 14, 2012 [quote=david46208]@MsAgentProvocateur1: Their films always go what they are supposed to do. Show positive and yet complex black images without them being Sambo types like Tyler Perry does.[/quote] ITA, david46208. While I respect Perry’s business sense and the fact he was able to build a film studio, I don’t care for the vast majority of the movies he’s made so far. In my dream scenario, Perry would become a producer and align himself with the talented but marginalized directors and screenwriters (the way that a Brian Glazer has done with Ron Howard in Hollywood) and collaborate to green-light great films. I must admit, I haven’t yet fully read the article I posted on here but so far what I’m reading is that the Studio has interfered in the making of Sparkle, unfortunately. The Salims stated that once Whitney’s untimely death occurred, it seemed as though the Studio wanted a different film than the one they intended to make. This is unfortunate but all too common. While in Grad school, the screenwriter/director who did the film about Frankie Lymon, ‘Why Do Fools Fall in Love’, I think it was..gave a lecture. The film with Halle Berry and Vivica Fox. She (the screenwriter/director) basically said the studio changed the pivotal focus of the film from what she originally conceived it to be and she still seemed quite bitter about it when she lectured my Curriculum class after all those years. As I stated, I have yet to fully read the interview/article but I hope that the Salims were able to wrest control of the film from the Studio as it is usually not a good sign for the film’s creative integrity when the studio takes over. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.