Marsai Martin Talks Filming ‘Black-ish’ Season 7 Amid Pandemic

By Duchess Magazine

Hollywood has upped her hands-on creativity amid the pandemic and is making great strides in successfully running things amid the pandemic and hit series “Black-ish” is not left out.

Currently gearing up for season 7, Marsai Martin says it’s like coming home again.

“It’s actually really exciting,” the 16-year-old told “Good Morning America” about seeing everyone after an extended hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “For the longest time, they’ve been my family.”

On measures put in place to keep everyone safe, Martin explained there’s lots of testing, everyone keeps 6 feet apart and there are “never too many people around,” because they’re the only show currently shooting on the lot. Martin added that the show’s writers are trying to “write in some things to where we’re not close together.”

“It’s still like we’re in this quarantine space,” the actress added.

Martin expressed looking forward to seeing how the show handles “everything 2020 has brought so far,” Black Lives Matter protests and coronavirus.

The young screen star and Hollywood’s youngest producer also expressed excitement about reuniting with her onscreen persona, Diane Johnson.

“Diane-wise, she’s growing every single day. She’s in her teenage years now and I believe she’s going into high school,” she said. “So, I mean, there’s a lot of things to play around with there. I love growing with her.”

It’s no news that Black-ish” has spawned three spin-offs so far — “Grown-ish,” “Mixed-ish” and recent addition “Old-ish” — Martin laughed at the thought of Diane getting her own show.

“You know, that’s funny,” she said. “They haven’t talked about it yet, so I don’t know. I feel like that’s up to Kenya [Barris, creator of “Black-ish”]. You guys go talk to him.”



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