Marcus Scribner has grown-up in front of our eyes on the ABC hit television show, Black-ish. Portraying the nerdy brother, Junior on the show, Scribner comes across as a seasoned vet that was almost born to be in front of the camera. However, it didn’t happen overnight. The young talented teen sat down with YSBNow, during their Prom photoshoot edition, to talk about his journey from the beginning.
Check out a few of the points that Scribner touches on below. And make sure to watch complete video of his YSBNow interview. It is definitely something that you don’t want to miss!
Scribner on being a young kid trying to discover his passion.
“I was always super quiet and super shy. I was trying to find a hobby I could relate to. I loved reading books, stories, and characters, so I tried acting.”
Scribner on his seven-year journey before he landed the role of Junior.
“You can find a passion in something that you have fun with and turn it into a career. I think the most important thing is to never give up or stop believing in yourself. It sounds corny, but that is what has kept me going, along with the support of my parents, is to make sure I’m always like, ‘No, I can continue. I can do this.’”
Scribner on using his platform to make a positive change in the world.
“I think our generation has a lot of power. We grew up with technology and know how to spread a message like wildfire. It doesn’t take that much work to better the lives of someone else or make this world a safer place. I do have a platform where I’m able to reach thousands of people and hopefully inspire them to do better in their own communities. But I think it’s important to know that you don’t have to be famous to make a difference. You can make change in your own community, whether it’s starting up a community garden or helping the homeless. Everybody can take small steps to bring about greater change.”
Scribner on his March for Our Lives poster.
“I wanted to get involved in any way I could, so I created a sign that said, ‘The number of bullet holes in this poster are the number that can be shot in the time it takes to read it.’”
As if we didn’t already love “Junior,” he’s given us several reasons just to love him more!