Tyler Perry’s For Better Or Worse is returning for its second season on TBS and we’re pretty sure Tasha Smith’s outspokenâ€” and crazyâ€” character Angela played a huge part.
The 41-year-old actress sat down with Black Enterprise to discussÂ the upcoming season and how she reactsÂ to being labeled anÂ “angry black woman.”
Black Enterprise: What can fans expect from your
character Angela in For Better or Worse?
Tasha Smith: They are going to see more of a balance. Angelaâ€™s home life is something they didnâ€™t get to see in Why Did I Get Married? because she and Marcus were always traveling. She wonâ€™t just be going off and acting crazy, which I donâ€™t really feel is her going off and being crazy as much as it is that sheâ€™s passionate and committed to her husband and marriage. Of course, Angela has some maturing to do, but a lot of women are insecure and fearful of abandonment, which makes them destructive and reactive. So people will see her as a wife, entrepreneur, and mother as well as see her trying to change and do whatâ€™s right.
BE: How do you respond to the criticism that Angela
promotes the negative stereotype that black women are loud and
TS: Any woman who has been in a relationship and has experienced anything close to what Angela and Marcus have knows things happen. Angelaâ€™s passionate, and if people give [the show] a chance, they will see how she matures as we all do. [Audiences] are going to identify with a lot of the different relationships. I want them to enjoy, laugh, and be inspired.
Check out the full interview at Black Enterprise!