Besides Lola Bunny, my favorite character from Space Jam: A New Legacy is the strong, wise and graceful mom played by the wonderful Sonequa Martin–Green. Sonequa is a real life mom of two so she brings her parenting experience to to movie. She plays Savannah James, wife to LeBron and mother of 3 on screen. I got to interview Sonequa and hear how she hopes this movie is like the original, as well as what is was like working with Lola Bunny and LeBron James.
Interview with Sonequa Martin-Green
I love how real and authentic Sonequa is. She plays this role so beautiful and brings much magic to the screen along side of her incredible co-stars. I love seeing her encourage and equip her children on screen, all while giving them the space they need.
SPACE JAM: A NEW LEGACY
Welcome to the Jam! Basketball champion and global icon LeBron James goes on an epic adventure alongside timeless Tune Bugs Bunny with the animated/live-action event “Space Jam: A New Legacy” from director Malcolm D. Lee and innovative filmmaking team that includes Ryan Coogler and Maverick Carter. This transformational journey is a manic mashup of two worlds that reveals just how far some parents will go to connect with their kids. When LeBron and his young son Dom are trapped in a digital space by a rogue A.I., LeBron must get them home safe by leading Bugs, Lola Bunny and the whole gang of notoriously undisciplined Looney Tunes to victory over the A.I.’s digitized champions on the court: a powered-up roster of professional basketball stars as you’ve never seen them before. It’s Tunes versus Goons in the highest-stakes challenge of his life, that will redefine LeBron’s bond with his son and shine a light on the power of being yourself. The ready-for-action Tunes destroy convention, supercharge their unique talents and surprise even “King” James by playing the game their own way.
Be sure to catch Space Jam: A New Legacy in theaters and streaming on HBO MAX July 16th!