*The Donna Summer documentary could have its first cast member.

Tyler Perry camp actress, Tasha Smith, volunteered herself to become Summer herself.

It seems as if she’s attempting to branch out and show the industry that she’s not a one-dimensional person, limited to the confines of Tyler Perry studios.

she also told the Grio that she’s got various talents and businesses in the works, including a fragrance, acting workshop and wig line.

The Grio: It seems America knows you as an angry black woman because of the role you played as Angela Williams in Why Did I Get Married? And Why Did I Get Married Too? What does it feel like to be so quickly attached to that character, even off-camera?

Tasha Smtih: I never really felt that my character was an angry black woman. Even with Angela on For Better or Worse. The reason why I love doing the show is because we have the time to portray different dimensions of who Angela is as a woman. Now Angela gets to live every day every week. I love the way Tyler is writing her this season. She’s fun, she’s more of a supportive friend, she’s not the one burning up cars and getting pissed off. I feel like it’s an opportunity to show a different dimension of Angela.

As an actor, we have to feed ourselves and we want to work. I am grateful for the opportunities that I’ve gotten and a lot of the characters I have taken on, are a bit rough and different, but the essence of what Tyler likes in my strength. I am waiting for other roles and other opportunities to come, but until those other characters come, I’m going to do the roles that I have the opportunities to do.

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