Color on the Set: Gossip Girl
With a lack of diversity, Gossip Girls surprises us by hiring Tika Sumpter. Sumpter is a 33-year-old black actress who had a role on the soap opera One Life to Live and appeared in movies Salt and Stomp the Yard 2. Starting January 24, 2011, Sumpter will now take on the role as Raina, the daughter of Bart Bass’s former associate.
Although there is a lack of diversity on Gossip Girl, there is always enough drama and excitement to keep it’s viewers coming back week to week. I’m thinking Tika Sumpter will add a unique sense of excitement to the hit television show and Gossip Girl will reach an audience they may not have prior to Sumpter.