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Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie...

Shadow and Act By Courtney | Shadow and Act December 23, 2012 at 5:32PM

Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie...
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On August 27, 1992, Martin aired its very first episode on Fox, on its way to a 5-season run, finally closing down on May 1, 1997.

Martin LawrenceTisha Campbell, Tichina ArnoldThomas Mikal FordCarl Anthony Payne II, and Garrett Morris made up the series starring cast for most of its 5 seasons - a series that was one of Fox's highest-rated shows during its entire run.

It was during a period in the early to mid-1990s when Fox attracted many African American eyeballs, with a lineup that included (in addition to Martin), Living Single, In Living Color, and New York Undercover - shows that were some of the highest-rated among black households for some of those years.

Eventually, it all came to an end, 5 seasons later, in 1997, when it was reported that tension began to build between Campbell and Lawrence, leading to Campbell filing a lawsuit against Lawrence and HBO, stating that Lawrence was mentally unstable and had begun to sexually harass her. After some legal tanglings, Campbell would eventually leave the show permanently, and it was soon after that, in early 1997, that Fox dropped the show, for good.

15 years later, there's been talk about a potential reunion, which I think we've written about on this site. However, this is the first that I'm hearing about any talk of a movie based on the series.

In an interview with Sway on December 18, co-star Tichina Arnold is asked to address all the talk about a possible reunion, and she drops a line about the idea for a movie which she and Martin discussed previously.

She said that she and Martin talked about doing a Martin movie about a year ago, but obviously, nothing has come of that yet; she added that hopefully they can "pull it together" and that "it's just a matter of doing it.

She seems like she really wants to do it, but she also cautions that she wouldn't want to rush into a movie and it ends up being a flop.

I think a Martin movie or reunion are both highly unlikely at this point. I could see a reunion show happening, but what would a Martin movie be about? Would a studio fund it? Also are Tisha Campbell and Martin Lawrence on speaking terms now, for her to want to come back to a reunion or do a movie based on the show?

What do you guys think about the prospect of a Martin movie?

The entire interview follows below:

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