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VIDEO: China Anne McClain and Nafessa Williams Talk Black Lightning on Late Night with Seth Meyers

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On last night's Late Night with Seth Meyers, China Anne McClain and Nafessa Williams talk about why they think fans love BLACK LIGHTNING and what drew them to working on the show. Check out the clip below!

China Anne McClain is an American actress and singer. She is a member of the sister girl group McClain. McClain's career began in 2005 when she was seven years old, acting in the movie The Gospel(2005). She also played China James in Tyler Perry's Daddy's Little Girls (2007), along with Idris Elba and her two sisters. However, she became nationally known after 2007, when she joined the cast of the series Tyler Perry's House of Payne as Jazmine Payne. In 2010, she co-starred in Grown Ups (2010) as Charlotte McKenzie. McClain now stars in The CW show Black Lightning. McClain became internationally known after starring in the Disney Channel original television series A.N.T. Farm, landing the role as Chyna Parks, from 2011 to 2014. Disney released the soundtrack of the television series A.N.T. FARM on October 11, 2011.

McClain sings six songs and two solos with her sisters on the soundtrack, which debuted in the Billboard 200 at number 29 with 14,000 copies sold in its first week. On the soundtrack, McClain sang her version of Taio Cruz's"Dynamite." The release containing the song "Calling All the Monsters" reached the eighty-sixth spot on the Billboard Hot 100. McClain was a co-star in the 2013 sequel Grown Ups 2. In 2014, she appeared on the reality singing competition series, ABC's SING YOUR FACE OFF and was the youngest contestant on the show, winning the show's first season. McClain starred as Gabby Harrison in the Disney Channel original movie HOW TO BUILD A BETTER BOY (2014) with Kelli Berglund. She also appears as the main villain Uma in the Disney Channel DESCENDANTS 2(2017), playing Ursula's daughter.

In 2018, McClain began portraying Jennifer Pierce in The CW superhero series Black Lightning.

Nafessa Williams is an American actress. She is most known for her 2011 role as Nicole Gordon in the Meek Mill film Streets, her 2011 role as Deanna Forbes on the ABC soap opera One Life to Live, and her 2016 role as Dr. Charlotte Piel on the CBS drama Code Black.

Black Lightning is an American superhero television series developed by Salim Akil, airing on The CW. It is based on the DC Comics character of the same name, created by Tony Isabella. It stars Cress Williams as the titular character alongside China Anne McClain, Nafessa Williams, Christine Adams, Marvin Jones III, Damon Gupton, and James Remar. The series sees the retired BLACK LIGHTNING return to the hero life and its effects on his family life.

Development on the series began in September 2016 when FOX ordered a pilot production commitment for Black Lightning. In February 2017, FOX passed on the series, with it being picked up by The CW with a new script for the pilot. The CW officially ordered the series in May 2017. The first season premiered on January 16, 2018, for a 13-episode run.



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