Nafessa Williams on playing Thunder/Anissa Pierce on Black Lightning! #BlackSuperheroes

Annette Brown/The CW – On playing Thunder:  “To me, playing Thunder has been a dream come true. I have been more than proud to give my voice over to the First Black Lesbian Superhero. I’m really grateful that little brown girls can watch Black Lightning and see themselves in my character, that makes me happy!” 
On the Black superheroes she looked up to: 
“I didn’t have superheroes who looked like me growing up who I could actually relate to. Claire Huxtable [from The Cosby Show] was a superhero in my eyes. She’s the reason I’m an actress. Phylicia Rashad‘s BrownSkin, sassy personality and independence was very inspiring to see as a little brown girl.” 
Nafessa Williams is also an entrepreneur who just launched Y-FEAR, a unisex apparel brand. 
Now, if you’re anything like us, you might be asking “Where is the live-action Static Shock we all deserve?” 
The answer to that question is a good one: Michael B. Jordan is producing a movie for Warner Bros. about the high schooler with electromagnetic powers. Static had his own animated show in the early 2000s, and now we may finally get to see him on the big screen! Good news for all.

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