Age shouldn’t be something that stops someone from doing the things they really want to do. Marsai Martin didn’t let it stop her and neither should you.
At only 14, the “Black-ish” actress is making money moves by becoming what has been reported to be the youngest executive film producer in Hollywood. Yeah, you heard that right! In addition to producing the upcoming movie Little, Martin is set to star in the project that was inspired by the Tom Hanks movie Big. “It was one of my most favorite films growing up,” Martin told The Root about Big. This idea for her film turned into a reality when Martin ended up sharing the concept with the “Black-ish” Executive Producer, Kenya Barris, when she was only 10 years old. Barris ended up sharing the idea with Girl’s Trip filmmaker Will Packer. The rest, as they say, is Black History.
In an interview with “Entertainment Tonight,” Martin said, “This is my first movie I have in front of the camera and behind the camera. And it’s not gonna be my last.”
Little, also staring Regina Hall and Issa Rae, transforms a bossy boss lady into a miniature version of herself. At that point in the movie Martin takes the lead.
Martin is inspiring us all with her Black Girl Magic. She is proof that with patience and persistence you can get things done when you truly believe.
“It doesn’t matter if you are 4 or 84, there’s no limit to what you can do,” Martin told The Root. “And if you prove that you can do it, you don’t have to wait… A 13-year-old created this film and it turned out to be a wonderful, loving and fulfilling film.”
You heard it best from Martin herself. Little will hit theaters on April 12th. Make sure you call up some of your good friends around that time and go see ya girl!
By Trinity Bishop, Freshman, Southern Illinois University
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