'Black Lightning' star Nafessa Williams hopes to see Anissa and Grace figure out their troubled relationship
The last time we saw the couple together on the show, Grace had used her shape-shifting abilities to avoid talking to her girlfriend, something Williams considers to have been a classic case of 'ghosting'.
‘Black Lightning’ is all set to air its third season in October 2019 and there’s a lot of things fans would like to see develop further in the new season. For one thing, the second season left us with a lot of questions about the show’s romances especially the one between Anissa Pierce, Black Lightning’s daughter and the superhero known as “Thunder”, and her girlfriend Grace Choi.
MEAWW caught up with Nafessa Williams, who plays Anissa on the show, for a quick chat during San Diego Comic-Con 2019.
The last time we saw Anissa and Grace together on the show, Grace had used her shape-shifting abilities to avoid talking to her girlfriend because she was presumably ashamed after her uncontrollable metahuman powers were exposed.
Williams said that she thinks Grace using her powers to pretend to be someone else was a classic case of “ghosting”.
“I think we just have to start with the fact that I’ve just been ghosted,” Williams said. “Anissa has a lot of questions, she’s confused about a lot, I think she wants nothing more than to figure it out with Grace.”
Grace and Anissa's relationship had a troubling start, to put it mildly. In the initial stages of their friendship, Anissa essentially used Grace as an emotional safety net, running to her every time she was vulnerable and leaving once she got better, but the two managed to work things out and finally got together.
Their relationship, once it started in earnest, was one of the best things on the show and they did make for a very cute couple. The show made it clear that Anissa took her relationship with Grace very seriously, perhaps more seriously than any of her previous relationships.
“I mean she invited her to her house to meet her family,” Williams explained. “That speaks to how she feels about her, obviously. Maybe she got cold feet, who knows, I mean she has a lot of personal things that’s going on with her that we have yet to see completely unfold so hopefully that relationship resurfaces and Grace comes around.”
Fans will definitely want to see more of Grace and hopefully, the show will allow Grace and Anissa to have a happy ending, however long that might last. Of course, things are going to get a lot worse before they can get better, especially with the threat of war looming over the Pierce family's hometown of Freeland.
During the interview, Williams also spoke about Anissa’s vigilante life, her activism, and her relationship with her father. You can check out a video of the whole chat down here:
‘Black Lightning’ stars Cress Williams as Jefferson Pierce, the show’s titular hero Black Lightning, alongside China Anne McClain and Nafessa Williams as his daughters Jennifer and Anissa, Christine Adams as Jefferson’s ex-wife Dr. Lynn Stewart, Marvin Jones III as Tobias Whale, Damon Gupton as Inspector Henderson, and James Remar as Peter Gambi along with Bill Duke as Agent Odell.
Season 3 of ‘Black Lightning’ will begin airing on October 21, 2019.