Marsai Martin from Black-Ish to produce new comedy with Universal

Marsai Martin from Black-Ish to produce new comedy with Universal

- Teenage Hollywood star Marsai Martin is set to produce a brand new movie with Universal Pictures

- The brilliant young lady produced her first movie, Little, and made the Forbes 30 under 30 list

- According to Marsai, she dreams of retiring at age 21

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Marsai Martin, a 15-year-old Hollywood actress who became the youngest movie producer ever, is set to produce a new movie with Universal Pictures.

The brilliant young woman produced Little and made the Forbes 30 Under 30 list in 2019. The Black-Ish star seems to have Hollywood and the world at her feet.

Marsai told of her experiences and dreams in a recent interview as reported by

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According to Marsai, she had the idea to develop her own project when she was just 10 years old and on hiatus from the first season of ABC’s Black-ish, in which she plays Diane.

The beautiful young lady went on to explain how her agents did not believe in her dream of making her own movie, but she forged on with support from her family.

She said:

″[My agents] basically just laughed at us,” she says. “That’s when we really started plotting our next goal.”

Explaining how the idea of Little was nurtured, Marsai said:

“One of my mom’s favourite movies growing up was 'Big' with Tom Hanks. I thought, ‘Oh, OK, what if we do something like that but not like that. Something more modern, with a different perspective, and maybe with an all-black cast. The result is 'Little.' ”

The pretty teenager has won the admiration of many who have worked with her or watched her. One of them is the president of Universal Pictures, Peter Cramer.

“Marsai is a star on the rise,” Peter said, adding that “She is not only tremendously talented in front of the camera but offers a unique perspective as a creator and producer that will resonate with all audiences.”

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Speaking of some future goals she has, the brilliant Marsai pointed out the age at which she wishes to retire:

“I want to get to the point where I can retire at 21 and my whole family is proud of me. That’s the goal in everything that I do,” she says.

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