The Walking Dead’s Sonequa Martin-Green Clears Up ‘Star Trek’ Rumors
But the actress wants to set the record straight on some of those rumors.
Though executive producer Scott Gimple claimed Sonequa was more than capable of handling both TWD and Star Trek: Discovery, in the end the rumors she was being written off the show proved true.
But it seems we may have been wrong to assume her death was written because of her new role.
According to Sonequa, her Star Trek casting had absolutely nothing to do with her character’s death.
“It couldn’t have worked out more perfectly, because what was happening on Walking Dead was already underway," the 32-year-old actress tells Entertainment Weekly.
"It was the path. It was definitely in place.”
“And then, as we were going into the very end of the season, the very end of our shoot for the season — that’s when the opportunity for Star Trek came,” she adds.
Sonequa sees the new role as a total lifesaver.
“I didn’t know what I was going to be doing next. And when Star Trek came I thought, ‘Oh my goodness! This is... unspeakable! Like, what?’”
She continues, “To go from such a favorite show, to arguably the most favorite show of all time, is [laughs] I still think I’m catching my breath.”
So, maybe Sonequa really could handle two powerhouse shows simultaneously — but it was never really going to come down to that.
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