Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Final Space - Tika Sumpter Interview


Photo Credit: Quantrell D. Colbert - © Universal Pictures

Tika Sumpter was born in New York and graduated from Marymount Manhattan College. Sumpter began her career as model, before she landed the role of "Layla Williamson" in ABC's daytime soap opera, One Life to Live (1968) (2005-2010, 2011).

After she left the soap, Sumpter won a recurring role in the CW series, Gossip Girl (2007), and appeared in the BET sitcom, The Game (2006). After supporting roles in the films, Stomp the Yard 2: Homecoming (2010), Salt (2010), What's Your Number? (2011) and Think Like a Man (2012), she was cast alongside Jordin Sparks and Whitney Houston in the 2012 musical film, Sparkle (2012). In 2013, she was cast as vixen "Candace Young" in the OWN drama series, The Haves and the Have Nots (2013).



New animated series Final Space, an interstellar comedy created by independent filmmaker, actor, comedian and entrepreneur Olan Rogers. Final Space is being produced by Conan O'Brien's Conaco and New Form, in association with Turner's Studio T. Rogers and creative partner David Sacks will write the episodes, executive-producing them along with O'Brien, David Kissinger, Larry Sullivan and Jeff Ross of Conaco and Kathleen Grace, Melissa Schneider and Matt Hoklotubbe of New Form. 

Final Space is a serialized intergalactic space saga about an astronaut named Gary and his adorable, planet-destroying friend, Mooncake. The series will follow their adventures as they embark on a quest to unlock the mystery of "Final Space," the place where the entire universe ends.



TIKA SUMPTER AS QUINN
A brilliant badass, who makes a terrifying discovery — there’s a breach in Time/Space, and when no one will listen, she steals a space ship and goes rogue to investigate — an obstacle made more difficult by the arrival of a time traveler named Nightfall, who just so happens to ALSO be Quinn — back from a dark future.

THE JBN TEAM INTERVIEW WITH TIKA SUMPTER
Journalist: RACHEL LITFIN AND KRISTIN CERCADO
Location: SDCC, SAN DIEGO, CA

Video/Audio/Edit: James Vallesteros (@jamesvallesteros)
TIKA SUMPTER TRIVIA
  • Gave birth to her 1st child at age 36, a daughter named Ella-Loren on October 8, 2016. The child's father is Nicholas J. Muscarella.
PERSONAL QUOTES
  • I've been in this game for a while, but I wouldn't change anything about the struggle, not ever. 
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