'Black Lightning': Will Chantal Thuy-China Anne McClain off-screen friendship reflect on the show too?

'Black Lightning': Will Chantal Thuy-China Anne McClain off-screen friendship reflect on the show too?
Chantal Thuy as Grace Choi and China Anne McClain as Jennifer Pierce (The CW)

The romance between Chantal Thuy's Grace Choi and Nafessa Williams's Anissa Pierce aka Thunder is easily one of our favorite things about 'Black Lightning'. But it seems that off-camera, Thuy also shares a beautiful friendship with China Anne McClain, who plays Anissa's sister Jennifer Pierce aka Lightning. 

So it all started when Thuy shared a video of McClain singing 'Give Me Love' by Ed Sheeran on Twitter, writing in the caption for the clip that "This was one of my favorite moments on set this year, impromptu @chinamcclain @laurynMcclain concert on the night we shot tonight’s episode. @chrisammanuel_ Listen to these ANGELS sing!!! ❤️❤️❤️Tonight @blacklightning x @911lonestar @SierraMcClain."

In case you weren't aware, McClain is also a very talented singer in addition to being an actor. She sounds absolutely amazing in the video, even though it was clearly an improvised "concert", and we really wish we could get an episode of 'Black Lightning' where McClain gets a chance to show off her singing skills some more, perhaps as part of the next Arrowverse musical crossover.


So anyway, McClain retweeted the video and wrote, "I love @Chantal_Thuy y’all. Just in case you didn’t know🖤🖤." Thuy responded to the tweet, writing "Love you too!! ❤️❤️❤️ @chinamcclain".

It was a really nice exchange between the two young stars and we hope they get to bring their off-screen chemistry on to the show as well. Because honestly, we need to see more of Grace interacting with people other than Anissa.

Since her introduction, Grace has evolved into a really interesting character but her growth has been very intricately linked to her relationship with Anissa. It's not that we have anything against ThunderGrace but we'd love to see Grace grow into a more-rounded character on her own, instead of being defined by her relationship or her powers. And if that means giving us a Jennifer-Grace team-up episode, all the better.


'Black Lightning' airs new episodes every Tuesday at 9/8c on The CW.

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