Sonequa Martin-Green on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’s Final Season and a Possible Movie’ (Exclusive)

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Sonequa Martin-Green on 'Star Trek: Discovery's Final Season and a Possible Movie' (Exclusive)

this is the end of the line Star Trek: Discovery And Sonequa Martin-Green Thinks fans will love how it all ends.

star of paramount+ The series that launched the current era star trek TV Universe spoke with ET ahead of the premiere of the show’s final season on Thursday, where he reflected on the show’s legacy, his favorite memories on set and the possibility of seeing a return in a future film.

paramount+ announced On March 2 he Search Will be signed after the fifth season. The final season will see Captain Michael Burnham (Martin-Green) – the franchise’s first Black female captain – and the crew of the USS Discovery discover a secret that will send them on an epic adventure across the galaxy to find an ancient power. The existence has been deliberately concealed for centuries. But there are others on the hunt – dangerous enemies who are desperate to claim the prize for themselves and will stop at nothing to get it.

“I hope that at least part of our legacy is that we moved forward boldly, okay? And that means a lot of things; we went further where no one else would Travel “It’s never been done in so many different ways before,” Martin-Green told ET. “I know there was some sequencing to it.” deep space nineBut we took it to hyper-serialization, which is hard to do with Travel And still maintain the hope that lies at its core.”

Sonequa Martin-Green as Captain Michael Burnham in ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Marnie Grossman/Paramount+

She adds, “We moved forward boldly with diversity – we went further than ever before,” which was a key element of the show’s new season.

Search It featured a cast that highlighted diversity in all its forms: the crew was captained by an Asian woman as Philippa Georgiou (Michelle Yeoh), with a Black woman as Michael the second-in-command. was made, and featured several aliens in the primary cast. Chief Engineer Paul Stamets (Anthony Rapp) and Chief Medical Officer Hugh Culber (Wilson Cruz) are one of the show’s most beloved (and heartbreaking) couples.

In Season 3, the show introduced a non-binary character, Adira Tal (Bleu del Barrio), and her transgender partner, Gray (Ian Alexander), creating one of the most diverse casts. star trek History.

But Search also able to play with star trekVidya with a time-jumping plot. “We moved forward in the timeline, so we were able to create canon in bold ways,” says Martin-Green. “And I also think that character development is our legacy, where you can see the growth and change. Because these characters became who they were meant to be, and you get to see that journey.”

She adds, “It was definitely a gift to me as a black woman to be able to show her journey from rebel to captain.” “I feel like I was able to do a lot of superhero stuff SearchAnd I think I almost got the superhero experience that you would get from a Marvel movie.”

Last February, Martin-Green Reflecting on his history-making legacy But Search When her character became the first black female captain in the history of the franchise.

“It was exhilarating, it was strengthening, it was strengthening and gratifying in many ways,” Martin-Green shared with ET. “I felt like I had arrived, or peaked, this season.”

Actress, who is also a producer Search, credited her strength of character and perseverance, which she says has grown stronger over time. He said, “One of the things I love most about the character of Michael Burnham is that he has this strength, this grit, this heart and so much rawness.” “I’m always ready to jump in, get down and dirty, which is what I love.”

Now, reflecting on the show’s final episodes, Martin-Green says they “exceeded” her expectations. She adds, “It went way beyond what I thought we would do to end the show. I wish I could say more, but of course, that would spoil it.”

The actress says fans will really love what she has done to cherish her legacy. “I think it was done so beautifully, so gently, but boldly and powerfully,” she teases.

While his time is leading Search On borrowed time, Martin-Green wouldn’t rule out donning his captain’s suit again in a potential spinoff or film sequel.

“I think it would be a lot of fun, and I think there’s opportunity for it,” she shares. “I think the door’s always open, right? I was just talking to Whoopi Goldberg about this – there’s no goodbyes. There’s always opportunities, you know? Yeah, we’re in this timeline that gives us a little It’s different, but it’ll be fun, and I think we all feel the same way.”

That’s right, Martin-Green would count on her co-stars to jump on the chance with her if possible. “We love it, we love the characters, we love each other, we love the entire franchise. And I think we would all come back if we could, it would be so much fun.”

Star Trek: Discovery Season 5 premieres April 4 on Paramount+.

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