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

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!

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

Nicole Johnson

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

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.

Gray

Low

vada Payne

To great people from the Marin show

Laylay Jackson

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

Christopher James

Eat do do

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

Annetionette

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

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!

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

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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.

South Cat

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

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!!!!

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.

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 :-)

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.

Breeze

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

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