It’s officially time for all of us to say goodbye to The Walking Dead actress Sonequa Martin-Green. If you’re an avid viewer of the hit AMC show, during the season finale, you witnessed her character, Sasha, kill herself in order to help her friends in Alexandria. In a new interview, Sonequa opens up about seeing her character end.
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.
The 32-year-old actress continues,
In this beautiful way, it was the first time we had ever rooted for a walker. 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, ‘OK, 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.’
Despite being killed off on the show, fans of her work can see her star on the upcoming Star Trek: Discovery. She’s the franchise’s first female lead of color.