Shannon Thornton’s character in P-Valley has earned her the nickname Miss Mississippi. She plays the sexiest mom in town but struggles with her abusive boyfriend.

Thornton portrays the role of Keyshawn Harris in the P-Valley. She is a young mother of two who works as a dancer at the Pynk, the series’ central location.

Her character is trapped in a never-ending cycle of abuse at the hands of her high-school sweetheart and the father of her children, Derrick. She is trapped in a very intimate space with her boyfriend due to her poor decision and the pandemic that occurred shortly after.

Some viewers have developed a parasocial attachment to Keyshawn due to their relationship’s ups and downs. Thornton reported that some people aggressively approached her, addressing her as if Keyshawn were her.

Likewise, fans express concern for Thornton’s safety or, more dramatically, demand that she find a way to kill her fictional evil boyfriend.

At the end of the first season of P-Valley, Keyshawn had to decide whether to stay with her abusive boyfriend, Derrick, or the club’s protective bouncer, Diamond. Sadly, she chose Derrick.

Shannon Thornton described her experience as Keyshawn in ‘P-Valley’

According to Essence, Thornton describes her character as having a lot of anger and pain inside her, but she is a fighter. She desires happiness and freedom, as well as to receive what she believes she is entitled to. And that is the pinnacle of excellence.

Thornton’s character has taught her to fight for what she wants no matter what. And when the actress was asked how she kept herself sane and protected as a person while playing a character in a traumatic situation, she replied;

“I’ve struggled with that. It’s much darker than the first season. It was challenging for me to leave without her. I could still feel her spirit in me long after the scene was over.”

Furthermore, Thornton claims that it is an actor’s job to trick their minds into believing that imaginary circumstances are factual, but bodies don’t know the difference.

When she feels like she’s losing it in the middle of a scene and has to relive this traumatic experience from different perspectives, she has to remind herself that she’s safe, it’s all pretend, and she’s telling an important story.

Is Shannon Thornton married in real life? 

Thornton is unmarried and hasn’t revealed anything about her husband or partner. The P-Valley actress is highly private about her personal life and has not revealed any of her previous relationships.

However, she had previously stated in a tweet that she has no children and would prefer to have a husband before having a child.

Shannon Thornton revealed that she is not married and has no children.

Shannon Thornton revealed that she is not married and has no children. (Source: Twitter)

It isn’t easy to imagine beauty without a love interest because there must be men swooning over her, but she may not have found the right one. Regardless, whoever Shannon chooses will be a very fortunate man.

That said, fans are impressed by her on-screen chemistry with Sam Adegoke in Dynasty. They also believe that the actress is dating Adegoke in real life, which is not true.

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Sumila is a Nepal-based freelance content writer and lifelong learner with an ongoing curiosity to learn new things. She writes on various topics by combining her curiosity with experience from her profession. She has recently completed her Bachelor's in International Business Management from Herald College.

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