Sonequa Martin-Green talks being pregnant while filming The Walking Dead
Former The Walking Dead star Sonequa Martin-Green has discussed being pregnant while filming the zombie series.
The star, who played Sasha Williams on the show for four seasons, shot many of her scenes in season five while heavily pregnant. Her growing bump was disguised by thick layers of clothing and increasingly large weaponry.
She gave birth to her son with husband and fellow Walking Dead star Kenric Green, Kenric Justin Green II, in 2015.
Responding to a panel question at London’s Walker Stalker Convention about being pregnant on the show, Martin-Green said: “For me, it was really liberating and empowering.”
“I say all the time, I was very grateful to God for getting me through it because our son was not planned and he’s the best thing that’s… I want to cry. I can do this. I can do this.
“He’s such an amazing boy, and it started off amazing. I had an amazing pregnancy. I was able to be strong, and to do everything that I would have normally done, all the stunts, the jumping and diving and shooting and falling and fighting and shouting and stabbing and running in the layers and the heat. There was no complication whatsoever. The same is true for Christian [Serratos, who plays Rosita on The Walking Dead].”
She added: “You see just how powerful women really are, you know?”
Her words sparked applause from the audience attending the panel, which also included former co-stars Michael Cudlitz and Christian Serratos.