Marsai Martin’s early acting success is thanks to the acclaimed and popular series Black-ish, and now she has a shot at staking a huge claim in cinema with her new comedy Little. The project centers on Jordan Sanders (Regina Hall), a rude and intimidating CEO who wakes up as her 13-year-old self (Martin). Issa Rae co-stars as April, the co-worker who helps Jordan throughout this crisis.

“We have a bunch of black girl magic in this film,” said Martin. “We have Issa. We have Regina. Tina (Gordon) as a our director. It can’t be much better than that. I just think that could actually inspire girls or teenagers like me to actually – it doesn’t matter how old you are. You don’t have to wait until you’re 32 or 42 whatever, just do it whenever. That’s the point I’m trying to get to.”

Click on the media bar to hear Martin explain how, as an executive producer, she helped develop Little as a story (she mentions producers Kenya Barris and Will Packer in the clip):

Little opens nationwide April 17.

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