Marsai Martin has attained a different kind of milestone than her contemporaries, who are still learning to drive.
Martin, who is best known for her role as Diane on ABC’s “Black-ish,” has set a Guinness World Record for being the youngest executive producer on a big film.
Martin said in a video of her certificate presentation, “It feels crazy, honestly.” “A world record?” says the narrator.
Martin not only produced the film, but also starred in it alongside Regina Hall and Issa Rae. In “Little,” Hall’s character, a software entrepreneur, awakens in the body of her prior 13-year-old self, played by Martin.
“To be able to create a film, to star in it and be with your favorite stars, and actually seeing that entire experience was so amazing,” Martin said during the certificate presentation.
Martin reportedly offered the film’s premise to “Black-ish” producer Kenya Barris, who was also a producer on “Little,” when she was ten years old. Martin acquired a partnership with Universal Pictures in 2019 to create narrative films after his pitch was accepted.
Despite the fact that she did not receive the award until this year, she was 14 years and 241 days old when “Little” was released, according to the record.
“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,” Peter Cramer, president of Universal Pictures, said in a statement to CNN.
Martin will be featured in the physical Guinness World Records book in 2021. Meanwhile, Marsai’s production business, Genius Productions, is hard at work on a new film called “StepMonster.”