Posted: 3:51 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014
By Samantha Leffler
We love watching the gorgeous Sonequa Martin-Green play Sasha on The Walking Dead every week (or almost every week) but in a recent video chat with AfterBuzz TV we were surprised to learn that the 28-year-old actress actually auditioned for a different TWD role before landing the part of Sasha.
Sonequa recounted the “very secretive” audition process, noting that actors auditioning for TWD are often asked to read a scene that’s not something straight from a script, so no spoilers are leaked. Glen Mazzara, the showrunner at the time when Sonequa auditioned, liked her, and first had her try out for a different part. “I actually auditioned for a different character and then I ended up coming on as Sasha,” she revealed. What was her first character like, you ask? “The character was rough and tough and everything. She was a really strong woman, she was a fire.”
Sasha is tough (she lived through that flu!) but perhaps in a more understated way. We’re curious to know which character Sonequa initially auditioned for, although we really can’t imagine her in another role now.
And Sonequa loves being part of the show’s monster success. When asked how she felt about TWD beating the Sochi Winter Olympics two weeks in a row, she said, “That’s crazy...it’s surreal and it’s amazing, and it’s humbling, and it’s exciting to be on a show of this magnitude. It’s a blessing.”
We’re a bit worried about Sasha now that she’s been separated from her brother Tyreese (Chad Coleman) but it looks like Bob Stookey (Larry Gilliard Jr.) will have her back for the time being. Is it just us, or were there some romantic vibes between those two? Let’s hope Bob isn’t harboring some big, dirty secret, though Talking Dead host Chris Hardwick is convinced, declaring that there’s “so much dirty laundry in Bob’s soul!”
Are you worried about Sasha? Were you surprised to learn that Sonequa first auditioned for a different role? Watch the video and tell us what you think below!
The Walking Dead Season 4 airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on AMC.Source: AfterBuzz TV