Marsai Martin is proving that age ain’t nothing but a number when you are focused on chasing your dreams. At 15 years-old, the Black-ish actress is set to produce her second big screen comedy, Queen, under her Genius Productions company and with Universal Studios.
Martin became the youngest producer in Hollywood at the age of 13 with the production of her first film, Little. She also lent her acting creds to the film alongside actresses, Issa Rae and Regina Hall. The film grossed $40.6 million at the domestic box office.
“I feel like I’m just still taking it one step at a time where everything is going at a normal pace for me,” Martin said in an interview with Galore Magazine when asked about achieving career success at a young age. “…I don’t really see it as like, ‘oh, I did something huge,’ I really do see it as, ‘oh, it’s something cool that I did…”
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Queen script will be penned by Camila Blackett, a British TV writer that worked behind the scenes on shows like Skins, The Newsroom and New Girl. Blackett will also serve as an executive producer.
“Thrilled to be writing & producing this baby,” Blackett tweeted. “This idea literally came to me in a dream and there’s simply no better actor to bring it to life. Marsai Martin you too, are a dream.”
Joshua Martin, Carol Martin and Prince Baggett will also produce the film.
The Little producer and actress also is set to produce an onscreen adaptation of Amari and Night the Night Brothers along with Mandeville Films and Don Cheadle. Marsai Martin definitely isn’t your average teenager and she shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.