Star Trek's Sonequa Martin-Green clashes with Piers

She plays Michael Burnham in the new Star Trek series on .

And Sonequa Martin-Green handled questions about gender fluidity like a pro during her appearance on Good Morning Britain on Tuesday when co-host Piers Morgan asked her about her character's unconventional moniker.

The 32-year-old actress said: 'I love all the political themes we're exploring. My character is named after her biological father, who in the story was killed when she was very young.

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In the hot seat: Sonequa Martin-Green handled questions about gender fluidity like a pro during her appearance on Good Morning Britain on Tuesday

In the hot seat: Sonequa Martin-Green handled questions about gender fluidity like a pro during her appearance on Good Morning Britain on Tuesday

Going in: Piers Morgan asked Sonequa about her character's unconventional moniker in the new Star Trek TV show 

Going in: Piers Morgan asked Sonequa about her character's unconventional moniker in the new Star Trek TV show 

'That is simply but profoundly a political statement of the gender fluidity of the future, where a daughter can be named after her father.'

Piers stirred up a heated debate, asking the Walking Dead star what she thought about gender fluidity in general.

He declared: 'I'm very confused and unsettled by gender fluidity, people who wake up one day and think they're Sonequa and the next day Michael.'

Debate: Sonequa plays Michael Burnham in the new Star Trek series on Netflix

Debate: Sonequa plays Michael Burnham in the new Star Trek series on

What's in a name: The 32-year-old actress explained, 'My character is named after her biological father, who in the story was killed when she was very young'

What's in a name: The 32-year-old actress explained, 'My character is named after her biological father, who in the story was killed when she was very young'

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