Legends: How They Are Made – Sonequa Martin-Green | The University of Alabama
– I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect going into it as an actor. I didn’t have much
understanding of the sort of general education that you have to get. So, I remember when I first started. I remember thinking, why am I not learning how to be an actor yet? Ya know ’cause I didn’t
understand the value of everything you have
to learn before hand. And ground work that has to be laid. The foundation that has to be laid. There were so many people that I am so grateful for, I will forever grateful for, who shaped me,
who believed in me, who inspired me, who taught me and changed me in a major and permanent way. Every professor that I
had, did that for me. They were so passionate. They were so involved. They were in there. My favorite role that I played was Mercutio, in Romeo and Juliet. And that was Seth Pannage who decided to put me in and make Mercutio a woman. And it still, to this day, is one of my favorite roles. I talk about it,to this day. I look back on it so fondly. It was quit a revolution
for me, at the time. And it was a spring board for me.