Nafessa Williams Says Putting The Thunder Suit on For the First Time Was 'Extremely Emotional'

Nafessa Williams Says Putting The Thunder Suit on For the First Time Was 'Extremely Emotional'

Nafessa Williams put on the Thunder suit for the first time in this week’s Black Lightning.

The actress dished on what it was like to wear the suit and how it was emotional for her to put it on for the first time.

“Oh my god, I cried!” she told EW. “It was so freaking emotional because you have to understand that I didn’t have a superhero that looked like me.”

“I grew up in the inner city in Philly, which is a city much like Freeland. I didn’t have a superhero to look up to who had cornrows just like me and whose skin color looked like mine,” Nafessa continued. “So, it was an emotional moment knowing I was taking on that responsibility of being that to little brown girls that are watching.”

As for actually wearing the suit, “It’s a process, but it’s fairly comfortable. It’s made out of a sculpted armor material. It stretches so I’m able to do my stunts and do what I need to do.”

“I’m hugely honored and proud to be that for this generation and be a part of telling Black Lightning’s story, because not many of us knew who Black Lightning was until now,” she added.

Click inside to see the full image of Nafessa in the Thunder suit…

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