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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:

What would *you* do if you knew that you could not fail? Share in the comments!

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by Taisha Khalil | 4/18/2019
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