‘Black-ish’ star Marsai Martin created Atlanta-filmed movie after firing agent who said ‘just chill’

Quick facts on Marsai Martin The singer and actress was born Aug. 14, 2004 in Plano, Texas She landed her first national commercial at age 5 In 2013, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue her acting career She has played the role of Diane Johnson on "Black-ish" since 2014 In 2018, she began filming her first studio feature film "Little," which she developed and executive produced

Although Marsai Martin recently finished filming the upcoming movie "Little," beginning the project didn't come without obstacles. 

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The "Black-ish" actress was recently featured on The Hollywood Reporter's "Top 30 Stars Under 18" list, and it revealed some details about the flick, which was shot in Atlanta.

The 13-year-old, who is the star and executive producer of the comedy, created the plot for “Little” after firing an agent who suggested she “just chill and take a break.”

Instead of “chilling,” she conceived the idea for the script. It’s about a woman who gets to re-live her youth when adulthood becomes too hard. The project was picked up by Universal Studios, and Martin even convinced Issa Rae to take a role.

Now “Little” is in post-production. It is set to hit theaters in November 2019.

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