Vixen Chat: Tika Sumpter Answers Our Juiciest QOTD

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VIBE Vixen: What is the average response you get for your character, Candace?

Tika Sumpter: Surprising response is “I love her.” I was for sure that in the beginning everybody would hate her, but last night everyone was like, ‘where’s Candace?’ Somebody called me an evil angel.

 How do you convince us to hate your character?

I think Tyler [Perry] has some feisty words. I mean those aren’t my words, those are Tyler’s words. Most of them anyway. Sometimes I ad lib but most parts are coming from him, that’s half the battle. Then the other part is you pull from different people in your life that you see are a little shady.

How’s Candace dealing in her current kidnapped situation?

I don’t think you can prepare to get kidnapped, it was kind of scary because they put the bag over your head for real. But she’s a fighter, and she is not gonna go down lightly. When someone feels like they have nothing to lose they don’t care. That’s where she’s at right now. She thinks her brother is dead. Her mother; she could care less about. I think she does care but she has to put up a stone face in order to get by. But you gotta keep watching because this is where you’re going to start seeing some vulnerability.