Star Apps: Tasha Smith
Tasha Smith is best known for playing Angela on Tyler Perry’s TV series, “For Better or Worse” (OWN), as well as for her work in Perry’s box-office hits “Why Did I Get Married?” and “Why Did I Get Married, Too?” She has certainly played the reactive woman onscreen, but the actress, acting teacher, and entertainment manager takes umbrage at the “angry black woman” stereotype often perpetuated by reality TV shows. Soon you can see Smith — who has conquered addiction herself — in feature film “Addicted.”
(Credit: Photos by Diana Ragland.)
What can you tell us about “Addicted”? That movie is based on Zane’s book “Addicted.” She writes a lot of sexy black novels that are really explicit. This one is about a woman, played by Sharon Leal, who’s dealing with a sex addiction. She’s a beautiful woman who was abused in her past, but basically she’s trying to deal with her addiction, because it’s about to destroy her marriage and her relationship with her children and her job. She goes through therapy to help her find out why this sex addiction is so deep, and she goes to my character, Dr. Marcella, to help her through it.
I noticed that Tyson Beckford appears in the film. Did you shoot with him? Unfortunately I was the woman in my office helping Sharon’s character’s little hot behind. I was nowhere near all the good-looking men we had in… [Read more]
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