Marlon Wayans is doing big things as of late. He’s got the sequel to ‘A Haunted House’ coming out, “A Haunted House 2,” along with his new television show, “Funniest Wins” climbing up the rankings. Wayans sat down with AllHipHop and talked about his upcoming projects, carrying a family legacy and his take on the evolution of Black actors.
AllHipHop: Can you talk about what it was like growing up and how you got into film writing and production. You obviously come from a family with a great legacy in film, what was that like?
Marlon Wayans: “I was 8 years old, my brother had been nursing me and tutoring and teaching us since we were kids. Teaching us about film making since we were kids and about telling jokes, so it was very early on, so I was kind of blessed in that way.”
AllHipHop: How does this film fit into your family’s legacy of films and do you think about you family’s legacy at all when you are making these movies, or do you just do the film?
Marlon Wayans: “I just do the movie, I don’t really think about my legacy or where I will be or what I will become, I just put my head down and I just work and do what’s in my heart and do it as best as I can, and as long as I can. When it’s all said and done, people can label me and who I am and my place in history. For me we can’t make history trying to make history, we just do the work.”
We look forward to seeing what Marlon Wayans and his family has in store for the film and television industry. What do you think about the Wayans legacy? Feel free to share and comment below.