Credit: Giovanni Rufino/The CW © 2011 The CW Network, LLC. Photo: Raina in Season 4, Episode 16: "While You Weren't Sleeping"

Are loving to hate Raina Thorpe on Gossip Girl? Well, star Tika Sumpter tells EW that you won’t feel that way for very much longer.

“Of course when we first see a person, you meet their representative — the front they have to put up. But I think that’s the complexity of a human being. I think you’re going to start seeing her vulnerable side, and seeing what makes her tick and what excites her and what makes her fall for people,” says the actress. “I’m so excited for you all to see that aspect of her — not just her ambition and all that. The components of being down to earth. The human side.”

Still, that doesn’t mean she’s going to team up with Chuck Bass any time soon. “With Raina, first is family. For her, blood is thicker than water. She has a tendency to trust her family first and ask questions later.”

Source: EW

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