Sonequa Martin-Green And Tawny Newsome Talk Representation And Star Trek Celebrating Black Women –


To celebrate Black History Month Paramount+ has released a new video chat featuring the leads of two of its series: Sonequa Martin-Green of Star Trek: Discovery and Tawny Newsome of Star Trek: Lower Decks.

Stargaze with Newsome and Martin-Green

For the first episode of their new “Stargaze” web series of “conversations between the underrepresented stars on screen who bring diverse characters to life,” Paramount+ paired up Tawny Newsome and Sonequa Martin-Green. After a bit of mutual admiration the two dug into what it meant to them to have the opportunity to lead Star Trek shows, the challenges they have faced as black women in their careers, and how they take their learned experiences to their work, including how Newsome is now approaching being a writer for StarTrek: Starfleet Academy. The pair have a fun chemistry while they dig into some serious issues from their unique perspectives and it is worth watching for fans of Star Trek.



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