With a television series that grows in popularity by the minute, Marcus Scribner is one busy kid. The young star tells HNGN all about his new life as a star actor and how he is coping with fame.
About his character
“It’s a really cool experience, because me and Andre Jr. are very similar in many ways. We both like video games, we’re both pretty nerdy. I would say. But then, at the same time, we’re very different. He has a different sense of style – even though we both carry the same level of swag. It’s just really cool to be able to play Andre Jr. on TV because I know he’s very similar to a lot of kids in real life that are maybe just a little bit nerdy. He shows them that it’s OK – that it’s cool to be nerdy.”
His career as an actor
“I fell in love with it from the first day. I continued to go to those classes, worked on my craft, went to repeated auditions and finally landed a decently large role when I was 9 years old as a guest star on ‘Castle.’ That then led me to ‘Black-ish.'”
Juggling school and work
“It’s a lot of work, but it’s a lot of fun at the same time. I really enjoy it because I’m getting to do what I love every single day, which is acting. It was definitely difficult [doing both] in the beginning because it was a new experience for me, but I think at this point I’ve got the hang of being able to allocate special amounts of time for school and getting all my work in on time. The set also does a great job at allowing us to get enough time to do school work. Definitely difficult to juggle, but once you do it for a little bit, you get it down pat.”
Scribner has done his fair share of giving back and has become heavily involved with the Beaches Resorts/Sandals Foundation.
“There’s a big announcement that’s going to be coming up this year, so stay tuned because I’m really excited and pumped for it. I just think it’s an extremely amazing foundation that is close to my heart. It’s just been a blessing to get to work with them.”
Tune in to ABC on Wednesdays at 9:30 p.m. for the latest episodes of ‘Black-ish.’
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