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Nafessa Williams Dishes On How Anissa Embraces The Superhero Life in 'Black Lightning's Season 2

Nafessa Williams Dishes On How Anissa Embraces The Superhero Life in 'Black Lightning's Season 2

Anissa (Nafessa Williams) finds a load of cash in this new still from the season two premiere of Black Lightning.

Speaking with Yahoo, Nafessa opened up about what the new season will bring for Anissa.

“Anissa is definitely taking it to the next level; she now understands her powers, she feels confident navigating the superhero world without her father, and she feels fully confident and able to do it on her own,” she says.

Nafessa adds that “Season 1 was a little more of her development and just trying to understand, ‘OK, as a superhero, how does this work? How do I develop my skills? How do I get the best training?’ So she’s really figured all of that out, and she’s really able to get out and save her people on a whole other level.”

And what about Anissa’s love life?

“I am hoping to see more of her love life this season,” Nafessa says. “We just started filming and I don’t get the scripts too far ahead of time, but before she was really focused on the development of her powers and she really didn’t have much time for a love life.”

Black Lightning premieres TONIGHT, Tuesday, October 9th @ 9PM ET/PT on The CW.

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China Anne McClain's Jennifer Is Struggling A Lot With Her Powers in 'Black Lightning' Season 2

China Anne McClain's Jennifer Is Struggling A Lot With Her Powers in 'Black Lightning' Season 2

Jefferson (Cress Williams) hugs and comforts daughter Jennifer (China Anne McClain) tight in this first look still from the season two premiere of Black Lightning.

In the season two premiere, Jefferson and his family may have survived Tobias’s (Marvin Jones III) attack, but they’re not out of the woods yet. Concerned for the safety of Garfield’s students, the board considers a motion to shut down the school, forcing Jefferson to go to Napier Frank (Robert Townsend) to sway the vote.

Meanwhile, Jennifer is struggling with her powers and her actions have unforeseen repercussions; all while Anissa (Nafessa Williams) finds a new way to give back to Freeland.

Showrunner Salim Akil spoke about Jennifer’s struggles with her newfound powers and he says, “the simple answer to that, and it’s not very complicated, is that she’s afraid of what it means for her future.”

He adds, “Last season, one of the questions she had is, Can I have kids?’ One of the questions she’ll have this year is, ‘If I have sex, will I hurt somebody because I can’t control my powers?’”

“We’ll also deal with the issue of everyone knowing that these ‘pod kids’ exist. There’s gonna be a negative spin on metas. It will be about, ‘Am I hunted? Am I a monster? What am I? I don’t really know what I am.’ It’s hard enough, just being a young woman, and then being a young black woman. Now, having these powers that everybody’s afraid of, she can’t even go to school. So, we’ll deal with it all.”

Black Lightning returns on Tuesday, October 9th @ 9PM ET/PT on The CW.

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Sarah Jeffery & Sabrina Carpenter Stun at iHeartRadio Music Festival 2018 Day 2

Sarah Jeffery & Sabrina Carpenter Stun at iHeartRadio Music Festival 2018 Day 2

Sarah Jeffery and Sabrina Carpenter rock short dresses while attending the second day of the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Festival on Saturday (September 22) at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

The actresses were joined at the festival by Sarah‘s Charmed co-star Melonie Diaz, Riverdale‘s KJ Apa, Casey Cott, Luke Perry, and Skeet Ulrich, Shawn Mendes, and Asher Angel.

Also in attendance were Sofia Carson, Debby Ryan, The Vamps, 5 Seconds of Summer, MAX, and Black Lightning‘s Nafessa Williams and Krondon.

FYI: Sabrina is wearing Prabal Gurung. Sofia is wearing a David Koma dress and Saint Laurent shoes. Sarah is wearing a Walter Mendez dress. Debby is wearing a Bella Freud jacket and trousers. KJ is wearing Calvin Klein. Asher wore Versace. Nafessa is wearing a French Connection tee.

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China McClain & 'Black Lightning' Cast Debut Season 2 Trailer at Comic-Con

China McClain & 'Black Lightning' Cast Debut Season 2 Trailer at Comic-Con

China Anne McClain and Cress Williams share an embrace on stage during the Black Lightning panel at 2018 Comic-Con on Saturday (July 21) in San Diego, Calif.

The 19-year-old actress and her TV dad were joined by their co-stars Nafessa Williams, Christine Adams, James Remar, Krondon, and Damon Gupton.

During their panel, the cast unveiled the season two trailer, and revealed that Jordan Calloway has been upped to series regular, where he will reprise his role as Painkiller full time.

That same day, China, Christine, and Nafessa, and the guys stopped by the Pizza Hut Lounge where they posed for some photos together, as well as a big group pic. China and Damon also played a little Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for Nintendo Switch at the Variety Studio.

The following day, the cast stopped by Sirius XM’s Entertainment Weekly radio broadcast.

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Logan Paul & Chloe Bennet Make Red Carpet Debut During Comic-Con

Logan Paul & Chloe Bennet Make Red Carpet Debut During Comic-Con

Logan Paul and Chloe Bennet are making their relationship red carpet official!

The couple held hands while stepping out at EW’s 2018 Comic-Con Bash on Saturday night (July 21) at FLOAT at the Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego, Calif.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Chloe Bennet

The cute duo was also joined at the event by Cloak & Dagger‘s Olivia Holt and Aubrey Joseph.

Other attendees included Nolan Gould, Hartley Sawyer, Danielle Panabaker and China Anne McClain as well as her Black Lightning co-stars Nafessa Williams and Christine Adam.

FYI: Chloe is wearing an Ulla Johnson dress. Olivia is wearing a St. John blazer dress, a Naked Wardrobe bra, Giuseppi Zanotti shoes, and jewelry by Adornmonde and EF Collection. Aubrey is wearing an Asos shirt.

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