‘Black Lightning’ Star Nafessa Williams Talks Wearing Thunder Costume: ‘I Cried’

“Black Lightning” has been letting Anissa slowly figure out her identity as Thunder, and she finally got her official superhero suit in episode 9. It was a fun moment for the CW show, but Nafessa Williams revealed to International Business Times that it was much more intense off screen.

“I cried. It was such an emotional moment for me,” she told IBT. “It was huge.”

It wasn’t a particularly emotional scene for Thunder. The hero seemed excited to be in the new costume and believes the suit proves Gambi (James Remar) just wants to protect the Pierce family.

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