DeKalb, IL — At only 16 years old, “black-ish” star Marsai Martin is already setting world records.
The Guinness World Records recently announced that Martin set the record for youngest executive producer for her breakout film “Little,” which was produced when she was 14 years old.
Martin got the idea for the movie while at home with her parents in her living room. The movie, which she also stars in, tells the story of a demanding boss who suddenly wakes up as a child one day, which eventually teaches her a lesson.
“To be able to create a film, star in it, be with your favorite stars, and actually seeing that entire experience was so amazing,” Martin said, according to Black Enterprise.
Peter Cramer, president of Universal Pictures, calls Martin a “star on the rise.”
“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,” Cramer said in a statement to CNN.
In addition to setting world records, Martin wants to be an inspiration for young Black girls.
“I hope that all the young Black girls out there really see how a change can really happen, just by being yourself, just by any imagination you have that can run wild. You only live once so go for it,” she said.