Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A ‘Martin’ Movie…

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

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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Comments

Marcus hughes

That is easy booty tisha campbell is a swinger ask me how I know

    MREFFYOUMAN

    Man get your wanna be freak ass up outta here with that stupid shit…unless you got video or pics…nobody wanna hear your dizzy ass

Long Dick Silver

Martin is right, Duane Martin is soft and Tisha is played out. I’ve heard from other people she is difficult to work with, "Diva Issues", and expect a ****a to worship the ground she walk on. Gina you’re wack! Please don’t do a movie Martin movie! You washed up!

    MREFFYOUMAN

    Speaking of washing up…you seem like a nigga that stink, nahmeen….You’re cursing out “Gina” lol as if thats a real person yo….lmao how can an actress be “washed up?” If thats the case, 90% of all actresses are “Washed Up?” Where’s Nia Long at, nigga? Paula Jai Parker? Monique, Nigga? Get your turned up ass up outta here like you’re mad and shit…lol like Tisha Campbell is paying you any wind…Yall niggaz is crazy man

Daisy Walker

I don’t really think it was all Martin fault what happen between her and mMartin it takes two to tangle she just was being to flirty and I really believe she was sexing Martin leading him on I’ll get jealous to if someone was playing with my emotions she was wrong for that she just wanted money I don’t never heir or see her husband on any movies

    MREFFYOUMAN

    This idea would suck huge monkey balls. First all of you fake ass, “I love Martin…” and “Its my favorite show.” and “Please bring it back…” Phony as fuck. If it did get green lit for production and finally aired all you bitch asses out there would just make comparisons to how it “USED” to be. and how Old so and so looks…and how fat this one got…You know I aint lying watching and pointing out every little thing that wasnt like the show in the 90s smh

Nicole Johnson

It would be nice, to see the Martin show again.

    MREFFYOUMAN

    Do you have BET or MTV2 ? Yeah? well, there you go! Thank me later

Grey

I’m 10 and I don’t see Martin being the same I’m and love the show Martin if it came back on I wouldn’t watch it without the same people in it because they had some pretty good times if it came back on try to get in touch with Tisha Campbell and have the old cast back together work something out I love Martin and Pam together they were funny Cole stupider then my brother just saying I love it and I watch everyday it come on I don’t want knew people.

    MREFFYOUMAN

    You’re 10? Why do kids say how old they are and shit? Do we care? Are we supposed to congratulate you for being 10 and you watched a show that came on TV when your mother was in High school? You what I watched when I was ten? Knight Rider, nigga. A Team my boy…I watched Looney toons shit that was made in the 40s and 50s. I didnt go around telling people “Im ten, and I saw an old tv show.” The older folks probably would just stare and say, ” Hey…Get your ass outta here boy.” So allow me to pass down the tradition

Gray

Low

vada Payne

To great people from the Marin show

    MREFFYOUMAN

    Yo…What?

Laylay Jackson

I think tisha needs to be back at Martin show because she can sing and she act and she’s funny.

    MREFFYOUMAN

    Good point…dumb ass…lol Get outta here

Christopher James

Eat do do

    MREFFYOUMAN

    Thats why your mouth smells like that? Damn man

Christopher James

Yeah

Chrystal McBride

I believe that time can heal all wounds it’s about forgiveness they have a great chemistry when they act together I hope �� in the near future that Tisha and Martin and their crew will give us a reunion show or some sort I am a huge fan

Malcolm

Follow Me Everybody Martin is my inspiration and im going to do what his show did As long as i can SOON
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mckinzie

Well it would be nice to see the hi larry is game together againtogethe

    MREFFYOUMAN

    Are you trying to say, “Hilarious Gang back together again?” Because You fucked that ALL THE WAY UP my nigga

Annetionette

I think they should make a movie Martin is a classic like Set It Off

    MREFFYOUMAN

    Martin is a classic like Set it Off. What? Youre comparing a Movie that was ok…to a Five year running television sitcom? How is that even a comparison,yo? Thats like comparing a golf ball to a damn boxing glove

cassandra

Yes i love the show Martin so much, I brought all seasons, and I will watch it on tv, and pull out my dvd’s, I wished it didn’t end, but its all good,I am proud of the whole staff work, i still laugh at it like if it just came out for real. Thank you all for the all the laughter, because I need it on some of my down day.

Dahseim Henry

Why did Tisha Campbell have to go and mess up something so genuine! I know everybody thought that they would be husband and wife in real life but I guess nothing good lasts forever.

shane hemphill

Well I think sum I cant speak there is two sides to a story I cant believe her or him martin a real dude

Leah

To be honest, there is not movie without Tisha Campbell. I loved the pair together. The cast chemistry is just perfect. I havent heard anything about Tisha and Martin patching Things up. I also think she had valid reasons for leaving the show. Read up on what actually happened. But it is a shame that the show had to end after only 5 seasons.

norma

That green couch!!martin is the show!who does not have the series to keep martin alive.I truly hope martin sees all these comments and the whole cast of how much everyone loveshow talented u guys are.WE WOULD STILL BE WATCHIN IF MARTIN WAS STILL ON. We miss laughin :'(

norma Jones

Please,please,please! Bring martin BACK!!!martin needs to confess that he was out of line and gina,martin,cole,tommy,and pam can put laughter back in our hearts!!best tv show ever by far.nothing like martin is on tv anymore.miss laughing…

kevin Haynes

I think a Martin Movie would be great, I wanna see what happens with Martin and Gina in Los Angeles

danie

Please please please try to make a serious attempt at reuniting the cast of the Martin show. This was a show that I have grown up on though it may have aired before my birth it is a show that i have watched and my family watch till this day. We love Martin!

    MREFFYOUMAN

    Smh

      Purple

      Diamond

Thabo sekudu

I would love to see that happen. The sitcom reminds me of my ex-girl, we used to love martin.. "Jerome is in the house"

michelle stephens

I love Martin i wish they would get back together. That would be wonderful

Michelle stephens

I lovw the movie lucy it was good

Cowen

Please

ALAYSIA

HOW OLD ARE YOU

ALAYSIA

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    MREFFYOUMAN

    WTF is wrong with you,yo?

ALAYSIA

HOW OLD ARE YOU

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Frank mitchell

That's my show for real though get at me

Frank mitchell

That's my show for real though get at me

Frank mitchell

That's my show for real though get at me

Robert

Reunion, yes. Movie, NO. I was a big fan of the show, but nearly 20 years later, they won't be able to pull off the same things they did back then.

Robert

Reunion, yes. Movie, NO. I was a big fan of the show, but nearly 20 years later, they won't be able to pull off the same things they did back then.

kevin Brown

i would love to see the cast of martin together once again for a reunion or show i don't know if they will make a movie though it would be nice though it'd feel like the 90's all over again :)

LaVerne B

Love Martin dearly.What ever he decide to do I`ll be there to watch it. Martin you are wonderful. Be encouraged. Much LOVE

LaVerne B

Love Martin dearly.What ever he decide to do I`ll be there to watch it. Martin you are wonderful. Be encouraged. Much LOVE

LaVerne B

Love Martin dearly.What ever he decide to do I`ll be there to watch it. Martin you are wonderful. Be encouraged. Much LOVE

LaVerne B

Love Martin dearly.What ever he decide to do I`ll be there to watch it. Martin you are wonderful. Be encouraged. Much LOVE

LaVerne B

Love Martin dearly.What ever he decide to do I`ll be there to watch it. Martin you are wonderful. Be encouraged. Much LOVE

Mike

It would be nice to see a reunion or movie. The only one I can see playing Gina besides Tisha is Wendy Raquel Robinson because she can play the educated role like she did as Principal Greer on the Steve Harvey show and she can also be ghetto like Tasha Mack on The Game.

LELE

Yes A movie would be great!!! A show would be better!! Love Martin!!

LELE

Yes A movie would be great!!! A show would be better!! Love Martin!!

LELE

Yes A movie would be great!!! A show would be better!! Love Martin!!

LELE

Yes A movie would be great!!! A show would be better!! Love Martin!!

tonya bruner

Please bring the show back or make a movie. Martin and Gina has brought my husband and I very close. Yes it would be hard to find another Gina. Martin please bring the show back.

tonya bruner

Please bring the show back or make a movie. Martin and Gina has brought my husband and I very close. Yes it would be hard to find another Gina. Martin please bring the show back.

tonya bruner

Please bring the show back or make a movie. Martin and Gina has brought my husband and I very close. Yes it would be hard to find another Gina. Martin please bring the show back.

tieesha

I loved the show! I really believe there should be a reunion. If an apology and forgiveness have not been established then u can still reproduce a reunion movie get a Gina look alike…even though there's only one Gina (Tisha) but we don't want to pour salt on an open wound if there is still hurt and pain.ijs. I love the entire cast

lexi

Bring back martin. That will always be my show and millions of people would love to see everyone back with eachother again. BRING MARTIN BACK

anthony gomer

Yes! Please bring a special series with all the original cast or a movie it would make millions in including the production crew. Big big money!!!! Very funny people.

    MREFFYOUMAN

    Millions? Niggas aint even go see Nat Turner…You” prolly cop the Martin Movie on bootleg from the Chinese lady, nigga

South Cat

Yes, I think they should make comback!! That would shock everybody and everybody would watch it.

    MREFFYOUMAN

    Oh shit! They cant now…Tommy is dead son!!1 Tommy Dead!! Aww man noooooooooooooooooooo

Ms. Dee

Tichina, Tisha and Martin Lawrence make a come back… That would be BIG, BIG, BIG hit for TV and this can happen! Just let the chips fall where ever they lay…

bobuubutt

No!!!! It's over! Just move on!!!!

    MREFFYOUMAN

    This mufugga…”move on.” lol but came in saw the article title, was interested enough to read it…and he comments some knuckle head shit like this

Rich

I hope Martin and Tisha can forgive each other and fun making the Martin Show like they use to. A reunion would be great!!

Ike

A Jerome character based movie would be great!!!!!!

Tanica

I would love for the show to have a reunion. Martin is the best show ever. I feel like if Martin don't want to work with Tisha, she can be replaced. Martin made the show anyway.

tara scott

I would love to see a Martin reunion show with the original cast.

kayla

I really hope they could do a reunion show or something, but i'm confused, i thought martin and tisha are at good terms because he was even invited to her wedding? ….

Jason cruize

I wish Martin and tisha would let that bad blood settle, they were the best couple sitcom ever, till this day I can watch the re-runs everyday and still laugh!!! I would love to see a re-union especially with them being more mature. Please let it happen!!!!

getthesenets

No need for reunion show

they had a finale…and Martin was in a fog the last season….offscreen stuff just had a cloud over him…….he sapped any fun out of watching the last season

funny thing is…..the joke was that…..after Martin ended ..everybody finally found out what Tommy did for a living…..

he was a cop who headed a special squad on NY Undercover

Born Magnetic Allah

A "Martin" movie would NOT be a good idea… TV? Maybe…but a full fledged, 1 1/2 – 2 hour movie?? Nah…I'd wish them the best, because I love all the characters, but I'd have to catch it on cable. What could a movie do that couldn't be done with a one hour special on TV? I'll pass…

Shawndell Rivers

Martin Big Return Show In The Future I Hope So.

Jervon

A Movie Wouldnt Be Good Idea , Because Of Former Issues With certain cast members people will feel akward it wont feel like in the 9O's but a M A R T I N Reuion Would Be Great To See All Cast Members Keepen it real .

Kelvin

I don't think a movie would be a good idea at all. The reaspn i say this is because all these actors want to break away from their former roles. I mean for christ sakes we're about to crossover into 2013 y'all. However i would like to atleast see a reunion though to finally put this series to rest. BTW this was one of my fave series of the 90's

Kawika

I don't think "MARTIN" needs this. I think the Action films with Will Smith were a step in the right direction for "HIM" and his "FANS". The show was a vehicle for clowning Blue-collar Black Men and I think the Brother has every right to heft a fat middle finger to it – even though it was the best sit com EVER. You want to move on from things like that. The 90s are over and certain stuff isn't interesting anymore. Or relevant. eh……. I got the DVDs, and everyone knows they couldda left out the last season! NOW THAT WAS FUNNY!!!!!! LOL!

tanycha

I would support a special, maybe a holiday special for 2013. It would be interesting to see if the chemistry between cast members is still exists. An interesting plot or point: All the main characters matured in their family status (with Cole & Shirley as parents of a couple of children, and Martin & Gina adopting their first child) Tommy is a successful whatever, single still hot on Pam, who is the talented owner of a media company. Yeah, I would like to see something like this.

    MREFFYOUMAN

    See…only thing about that shit…Cole wasnt with Shirley at the end…He left off with that redbone Shanice. So that would be the couple…and If Tommy is still Hot for Pam(Well he dead now anyway) and he hasnt married that broad or at least gotten over her completely, I’d lose respect for the character for being like a wimp …chasing a broad that isnt receptive for 20 years is loser shit….Even Urkel said Fuck it and Let Steffan Smash Laura and shit

Micah

I love this woman. She is actually more talented than she gets credit for. Martin is a very talented guy but he did go off the deep end once or twice. Who knows maybe time and talk can heal wounds. At that point maybe Tisha would consider a reunion.

ALM

Doubt it will happen because of Tisha Campbell. Has anyone heard that Tisha made similar harassment claims against Damon Wayans based on their interactions on the "My Wife and Kids" set?

Ayanna Costa

I'm sorry for the words I spelled incorrectly, but I'm sure you understand what I was trying to articulate :-)

    MREFFYOUMAN

    Aint nobody tripping off that shit be cool yo…half these comments these people are typing arent even coherent

Ayanna Costa

I certainly see you point about the show as far as a Reunion special or a Reunion special show but I don't know what the movie would be about. I also wondered about Martin and Tisha and would she would be on board. I doubt this but he would be nice to see the whole cast together even if it is just a special .

Blovely

I wish they do they do a movie or reunion,I miss Martin and pam bickering

Laina

I feel like the show will never be the,same again with or without the same people its not,like the 90’s anymore it would look all clarified and not like how it was i watch this show everyday and i cant seem to pimpoint whats,the,problem i,felt like martin and gina should have,been married in real life cause,with gina having a whole husband,she knew there was gonna be tention cause,of it martin had deep feelings and it hurt him they was kissing and all of that in the episodes but cant be together if that was the,case why couldnt pam,and martin be married instead of g8na and martin. I wonder why.

    MREFFYOUMAN

    All that babbling you did…barely 1 coherent sentence smmfh. Anyway…Tisha got Married in 1996, nigga. That Means she was on “Martin” for a WHOLE 4 YEARS before she married that geek. So there was no ‘Tension’ because there wasnt a husband till damn near the end of the show. What do you mean the show would look all “Clarified.” Fuck is that? You want blurry 90s shit over modern HD? You’re crazy yo…And How would Martin look With Pam as the Main girl? What How would that work? The Gina character would still have to interact with men…like Tommy and shit…so…wtf yo

Breeze

Martin and Carl anthony Payne (cole Brown)have beef too so that being said i dont see a reunion

    MREFFYOUMAN

    Nigga, they beefed while the show was popping! Martin dont like that boy because he smashed one of Marty Mar’s girls while he was still Cockroach on the Cosby show. Martin wasnt feeling that shit. All that aside, nigga….Them niggas beefed back then when it was fresh beef just to get that bread….why now since its OLD beef….they all of a sudden cant work together 20 years later? Explain that shit to me PLEASE nigga Please

homey

I don’t think a movie will be made. The guy who plays Tommy passed away October 2016.

Sheena

Well I think it Should be a Martin movie. Since No Job having tommy passed away, may he rest well…the movie should evolve around his death…perhaps they could start with Tommy being hospitalized and have a body portraying him. Then I would go on to add that the rest of the gang would be dealing with the typical aspect of his potential loss. Martin and Gina could move back to Detroit but separated as parents of a teen boy. Pam could also be a single mother raising a son as well who happens to be Tommys son but she doesn’t have the heart to let everyone knows until she finds out that he is dying, and seeks Martin and Gina for help to tell her son.
I think Cole should be still with Shaniece and have no kids living in Martin and Ginas Old apartment and sustaining the relationship that Martin and Gina had in the beginning.
Pam should confront Tommy while on his death bed and tell him that Tamaj is his son and she didn’t know how to tell him and Tommy is sickely excited but is now bothered by it and forgives Pam but doesn’t want to meet Tamaj because he is dying and Martin, Gina and their Son Miles help them try to get tommy to make mends before he dies and Gina and Martin deal with their son and his minor drug abuse problem the aftermath of being a spoiled Hollywood kid and Tamaj and Miles would be opposites but come together with their talents of singing and pam manages them both and the start a record company…and call it Tommys Job Records and they all end up building and working in the company in memory of Tommy!

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