At just age 15 Marsai Martin is an absolute powerhouse and in her editorial shoot for Galore Magazine it was evident that the little girl we first met when Blackish started is growing up.
In her interview she was asked about her accomplishments, challenges she dealt with as a teen in Hollywood and if she saw college as part of her future. Read some of what she shared below:
About her accomplishments
How does it feel to accomplish so much at such a young age? Have you ever given yourself time to fully absorb all of your accolades?
I feel like I’m just still taking it one step at a time where everything is going at a normal pace for me. So, I honestly don’t think it really has done something just yet because I am being myself. 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 and there were so many people involved.” I think a lot of people that are in the industry think that way as well because they are really just being themselves.
About going to College
I don’t really see it in my future, but I’m honestly not really sure. I mean maybe when I get a good glimpse of what [college] looks like and feels like. I’m still goofy, so I’m really figuring out what high school is like, so when I get to that point I’ll figure it out. I don’t want to rush anything, I don’t want to say yes or no now just in case I change my mind in the future.
About the the hardest part about being so young and fully-immersed in Hollywood
I’m not going to lie, I can be pretty shy at times. I think it’s getting to meet new people and seeing how they work and what they do, especially with Little. I initially felt more comfortable being with the Black-ish crew from knowing every single person on set and then going to a whole new world was very uncomfortable for me at the time.
About who has inspired her
Definitely my parents. Mostly because they have done so much for me and sacrificed almost everything to believe in this young girl’s dream.
The advice she holds near and dear to her heart
There are so many people who give me different advice every day. What I see as great advice is seeing creatives perform their talent. I get to witness my advice with my own eyes and how they are in the industry so I don’t need to be told advice all the time.
Read more of Marsai’s interview here.