Marsai Martin Thanks God For Her Wins
Marsai Martin is thanking God, literally, for all of her wins. This week, the 14-year-old posted a sentimental message thanking God for her success. She writes:
Appreciation post to God:
I sometimes see these types of posts as corny but this is how I feel lol.
This year has been a roller coaster.
This year has been filled with crazy emotions and big blessings that I couldn’t even imagine me having.
Moments from this year, I was in a dark place. A place that I didn’t think I was going to get out of. I thought I wasn’t good enough and I thought I needed to present myself in a way that was “perfect” when I didn’t need to. Putting so much pressure on myself. Fighting with myself.
This feeling had nothing to do with how child actors think. These were my own personal thoughts.
The more I kept how I was feeling hidden, the more this dark emotion got bigger. I finally talked to my parents even tho they already knew how I was feeling. It made me feel better about myself. A sense of relief. I started praying more, talking more, and spending more time with the people I love. Now I’m feeling the best I’ve ever felt In a long time. Thank you God for hearing my prayers. Thank you God for blessing me with the greatest family and friends. I encourage everyone to speak their mind to anyone u trust. Even asking a random person “how are you?” Can mean something. Also, be yourself because no one can be like you, other than YOU. Okay I’m done bye?? – MM
In 2014, Martin was cast opposite Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross in the ABC comedy series Black-ish created by Kenya Barris.
For her breakthrough role, she has received numerous awards and nominations.
In 2016, Martin made her film debut playing a leading role in the Amazon Studios original film An American Girl Story – Melody 1963: Love Has to Win set in Detroit during the Civil Rights Movement. In 2019, Martin starred in her first studio feature film, the comedy Little, for Universal Pictures. At the age of 13, she became executive producer of the film, making her the youngest person in Hollywood to ever produce a movie.
In May 2019 it was announced Martin would be producing and starring in the film adaption of ‘Amari and the Night Brothers’. Congrats to her!