07/28/2010 05:06 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Talking With Tika Sumpter of One Life to Live

Tika Sumpter of One Life to Live fame is more than just a pretty face. Her meaty role on the daytime soap has not gone unnoticed by Hollywood who has recently begun opening doors for the actress left and right. In addition to her day job as Layla Williamson, she will also be appearing in co-starring roles in such films as Stomp the Yard 2, What's Your Number and Whisper Me a Lullaby. In my interview with her today, she tells us the challenges she faced landing the role of a lifetime on the daytime hit show and what she has done to consciously fight against the stereotypes she says Hollywood and even fellow Black Americans can sometimes perpetuate for women of color.