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.
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.
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