SDCC17 Interview: Sonequa Martin-Green On Ass-Kicking Michelle Yeoh And Inspiring Story Of ‘Star Trek: Discovery’

At San Diego Comic-Con, TrekMovie spoke to Star Trek: Discovery lead actress Sonequa Martin-Green.

Inspired by kick-ass Michelle Yeoh

TrekMovie asked Martin-Green if she drew inspiration from any past or present actors from Trek or otherwise,and she pointed to co-star Michelle Yeoh:

I feel like I have been inspired by so many things that it is hard to point to them. Michelle Yeoh [Captain Georgiou of the U.S.S. Shenzhou] is a big inspiration. So I feel honored to be serving alongside her, because she has been such a big part of the movie-watching experience from woman’s perspective. She has been kicking ass for years. And she is such a picture of grace and humility so I’ve learned a lot from her immediately because we were working together. Day by day we are working together so I get to learn so much from her.

Captain Philippa Georgiou and Michael Burnham in desert clothes on Star Trek: Discovery

Michelle Yeoh (Captain Philippa Georgiou) and Sonequa Martin-Green (Michael Burnham) in Star Trek: Discovery

Inspired by the legacy and the story of Discovery

Martin Green went on to talk about being inspired by Trek’s past and the story of Discovery:

I just find inspiration from the entire [Star Trek] canon and from all the legacy that stands before us and behind us. And I find tremendous inspiration on the story itself that we are telling.

Sonequa Martin-Green as Michael Burnham in Star Trek: Discovery

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Stay tuned for even more coverage of San Diego Comic-Con.

Star Trek: Discovery premieres on September 24th on CBS with all subsequent episodes on CBS All Access in the US.  Keep up with all the Star Trek: Discovery news at TrekMovie.

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