Sonequa Martin-Green on ‘The Walking Dead:’ It Just Felt So Right

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Ok, if you haven’t watched last night’s episode of The Walking Dead: Stop right now. Spoilers ahead! You’ve been warned!

Ok, now that we’re all on the same page, we all know that last night Sasha met her fate. We all knew it was coming because, let’s be real, nobody lasts on The Walking Dead for too long unless you’re Rick Grimes, but still! Sasha was beloved by many and to watch her die was just tragic. Turns out, Sonequa Martin-Green doesn’t feel that way.

Speaking on Talking Dead, she said,

“It just felt so right. It felt so complete. It was quite poetic when I found out how it was going to happen. Because I felt like it was the perfect end to my story, the perfect culmination of my life. I felt like all of my roads had led to that moment of getting to that place of complete selflessness. It felt perfect.”

She added,

“Also, it was beautiful because the way I saw it, that warrior spirit lives on. That even in death, I was still going to fight, because I had realized my purpose. It had been revealed to me. Everything before that had been self-preservation, self-defense mechanisms, basically self-obsession. And over the course of my life as Sasha, it was progressing beyond that to the point that I said, ‘Okay, I now have a greater purpose that is much bigger than me, that’s for the future, and I’m going to do it even in death.’”

Well when you put it that way, yes, it does sound poetic. But we’re going to miss Martin-Green terribly!

Sonequa will move on to her new show Star Trek: Discovery, which is currently in pre-production.

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