- Teenage Hollywood star Marsai Martin is set to produce a brand new movie with Universal Pictures
- Previously, the brilliant young lady produced her 1st movie 'Little' and made 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.
It would be recalled that YEN.com.gh reported how the brilliant young woman produced Little and made the Forbes 30 Under 30 list subsequently.
Marsai who was the executive producer of 'Little' narrated her experiences and dreams in an interview as reported by Wasbst.com.
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,” on which she plays Diane.
The beautiful young lady went on further 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.
In her own words:
″[My agents] basically just laughed at us,” she says. “That’s when we really started plotting our next goal,” Marsai adds.
Explaining how the idea of Little was nurtured, Marsai who has become world-renowned 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 people who have worked with her or watched her. One of them is the president of Universal Pictures by the name 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.”
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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