Walking Dead Stars Sonequa Martin-Green and Danai Gurira Clean Up Nicely in November Magazine Spreads: See Their Glam Makeovers


We’re used to seeing Sonequa Martin-Green and Danai Gurira suited up, warring with brain-eating zombies during AMC’s The Walking Dead, but in two separate November magazines, these actresses are proving that when they’re not fighting for their lives, they’re looking downright gorgeous.

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Martin-Green wears a variety of ladylike ensembles for her shoot with Good Housekeeping, including a baby-pink polka-dot dress and a creamy fur jacket with statement jewels. 

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Though her wardrobe certainly was a contrast to her role on television, the Alabama native, 30, also revealed what she’d be doing if she wasn’t slaying zombies. “[I’d be in] human resources; it’s all about ensuring employees’ satisfaction and making the workplace somewhere people want to go,” she told the mag.

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But in real life, Martin-Green reflects her character, Sasha Williams, at least in toughness. “Season 5 was a huge workout all on its own, because I was pregnant the entire season. I was able to do it, thank goodness, but that was pretty crazy,” she said.

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While Martin-Green was juggling her real-life pregnancy, her costar was juggling her second play during filming. 

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In another photo shoot, this time for DuJour, Gurira rocked colorful outfits against saturated backgrounds while talking about the success of The Walking Dead and writing her own off-Broadway play, Eclipsed.

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The drama, which runs at New York’s Public Theater through Nov. 29, stars none other than Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o, and is Gurira’s second play. The story surrounds a group of women during Liberia’s civil war. “I was enthralled by an image I saw in the New York Times in 2003 of women in the Liberian war right when it was at its climax,” the Mother of George star told DuJour. “There were some women rebel fighters who were getting attention in the Western press because no one had ever seen anything like this. I was raised in Africa and I had never seen anything like it, women with AK-47s, dressed very hip and looking formidable. I was keen to one day pursue that story and put it on the stage.”

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