Although Martin is now 16 years old, she technically broke the record in 2019, as a result of her work on the film “Little.” She just wasn’t presented with this award — and officially declared a record-breaker by Guinness — until now.
Along with producing, Martin also played a lead role in the film alongside actors Regina Hall and Issa Rae. In “Little,” a tech entrepreneur, played by Hall, wakes up in the body of her former 13-year-old self, played by Martin.
“To be able to create a film, to star in it and be with your favorite stars, and actually seeing that entire experience was so amazing,” Martin said during the certificate presentation.
Although she was not presented with the award until this year, the record acknowledges that she was 14 years and 241 days old when “Little” was released.
Martin will appear in the 2021 edition of the physical Guinness World Records book. In the meantime, Marsai’s production company, Genius Productions, is currently working on another film, “StepMonster.”