Actress China Anne McClain, better known as the star of the TV Series "Black Lightning," says she is leaving the hit show to "do God's work," The Christian Post reports.
McClain shared the news in an Instagram video, where she called the glamour of Hollywood an “illusion” and asserted that the industry and its glorification are "not important."
Even though the show is coming to an end, which not even the cast and crew were told until over a week ago, McClain said she knew she was going to be leaving.
"God is moving me in more than one way than just this show. It’s bigger than this show. I'm doing God's work now, and I'm not doing anything else. Just gonna put it plainly" she said in the video.
She also talked about what it was like to work at The CW on the set of Black Lightning, stating "I'm not leaving because I had a terrible time working at The CW. I like The CW... But I am doing God's work now, and that is all I'm doing," she said as tears welled up in her eyes.
“I don’t know why I was wasting time before,” she added.
McClain then went on to talk about the role God played in helping her start her own production company.
“The reason why I started my production company is not to start making moves. I have not played the game well when it comes to the standards of this industry. God is the only reason I am where I am right now, cause He leads me where he wants me to go and I follow him,” she exclaimed, noting that the times when she resisted God’s plan are the times she regrets.
"It's not about this industry and about all these things people think are so important. It's not about those things. There's only one truth, and I'm gonna live in that truth until I die,” she continued. “I don't care about how anybody feels about it at this point. I made my decision."
McClain concluded the video by talking about how, through her production company, she hopes to bring the Spirit back to the film industry.
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