Nigerian heptathlete Moe Sasegbon made her acting debut in DC’s “Wonder Woman.”
She made an appearance in the first act of the movie as one of the Amazons, who were called to battle the uninvited German soldiers.
A heptathlete before an actor, the British Nigerian made her sports competitive debut for Nigeria at the 11th All African Games, which took place in 2015, in Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo.
So how exactly did Sasegbon end up making an appearance in one of the biggest movies of 2017?
Read her interview with Pulse Nigeria below.
How Moe Sasegbon got a role in “Wonder Woman”
“I did an audition. There were first of all scouting for just tall athletic looking women. So I went for the audition.
“I had to do three different auditions where I had to do different fight scene. I was with the sword and a shield and I got called back and got the part.”
playMoe Sasegbon and other Amazons in “Wonder Woman”
Moe Sasegbon’s experience on set of “Wonder Woman”
“I can say it’s one of the most amazing things I have done till date. I was involved for about six months, that included training, like in the gym and a bit of stunt training as well.
So they were trying to create Amazon Warriors, so we had to look the part and train the part.
We had to be strong enough to look like Amazonian Warriors. And then we were in Italy working for three weeks. Being on set, watching the different scenery was an amazing experience.”
On being a part of the 2017 “Justice League” movie
“Yes, we played Amazon Warriors in Justice League as well . It wasn’t as prominent as Wonder Woman because obviously Wonder Woman was about the Amazons.
We worked on that (Justice League) for about 10 days , we shot in the UK. It was the same kind of training process and I was in the background of that too.”
Moe Sasegbon’s future plans for acting
“I think so, definitely in the future. For now the focus is obviously athletics because you have to give that your 100% focus.
In the future, yea, I can see myself going for an action role again, hopefully in Nigeria, if Nollywood goes down that direction.
If Nollywood ventures into superhero and action movies, I think that would be really fun to do. Something creative, something completely different from the norm in Nollywood so I would be interested in that.”
Moe Sasegbon is currently working towards qualifying for the Commonwealth Games.
Other Nigerians, who have appeared in superhero movies are Funke Akindele, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Hakeem Kae-Kazim among others.