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Marsai Martin just became the youngest executive producer of a major Hollywood movie
What can't this girl do?!
You probably know the name Marsai Martin from ABC's hit Black-ish where she plays Diane, the smart but sassy youngest Johnson girl and younger sis to Yara Shahidi's Zoey. But now when you hear this fab 14-year-old's name, you'll likely notice it attached to an *amaze* title: youngest executive producer of a major Hollywood movie.
So, like, wow.
She's snagging the title for executive producing Little, her new flick which just hit theaters on Friday, April 12. Marsai stars as Jordan Sanders, a woman who is transformed into her younger self at a point in her life when the pressures of adulthood become too much to bear. Marsai, of course, plays the little version of Jordan.
Marsai had an idea for a movie after watching the 80s classic Big, starring Tom Hanks. She pitched her idea to the Black-ish’s executive producer, Kenya Barris, when she was only 10-years-old. A few years later, Marsai’s idea transformed into Little.
Marsai told NPR, “a lot of people kind of underestimate me because I am a kid.” Thankfully, Kenya didn't. This move just goes to show no one should ever be underestimated simply because of their age.
Marsai is getting *all* the praise from her celeb fam as well. Take a peek at these sweet notes from Yara Shahidi, Amandla Stenberg and more:
An Executive Producer appreciation post ⚡️🌟 I am so grateful to be able to witness your journey for the past six years! People officially get to witness your brilliance in front of AND BEHIND the camera... that’s no #little feat (see what I did there) ⚡️ Love you @marsaimartin ! Who’s going to see the @littlethemovie
MY LITTLE ~ @marsaimartin you are just getting started! even though i am not your real mom, you’ve grown up within my gaze. my heart is full for you and i’m so excited for your journey. bravo carol and josh you’ve raised a special human. may this be the first of many celebrations for you as an EP! and everyone go see @littlethemovie, in theaters now!
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