Marsai Martin Talks About Her Future After NAACP Image Award Win

Marsai Martin is EVERYTHING! The black¬∑ish star has not only proven her ability to dominate on screen through her role as Diane Johnson in the ABC comedy series, but she’s also flexed her executive producer skills in the 2019 Universal Pictures comedy film Little.

But her dopeness doesn’t stop there. Bringing a leading black cast to television, it was recently announced that Disney Channel has handed a pilot order to Saturdays, a single-camera comedy about a young girl and her competitive roller skating crew, from Martin via her Genius Entertainment company. We couldn’t be more proud of this 16 year old queen!

After taking home two NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Youth and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, we spoke with her about what she believes she has to look forward to in her future after already achieving so much. Self-care was at the top of her list.

Marsai Martin arrives at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

“I want to make sure that when I’m 30-something I have the opportunity to go out and travel the world or even have a family if I want to or go to school again or just like whatever,” she tells BeenWorthy. “Talking to my future self, I would say keep grinding, but also spread your wings to explore different parts of the world”.

Check out our full interview with Martin in the video above. For more updates from the 52nd NAACP Image Awards visit

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