Kelly Marie Tran Poet Transformation

July 8, 2021

Actress and Summertime Movie producer Kelly Marie Tran has added “Poet” to her list of occupations. Inspired by her experience with our Get Lit Poets and the Summertime Movie, she embarked an a personal journey to master the art of poetry.


"It is my hope that watching me — very awkwardly — learn how to write poetry can encourage those who, like me, might feel afraid to try something they've always wanted to do," says Kelly Marie Tran


Kelly Marie Tran is tapping into her inner poet. The 32-year-old actress serves as executive producer on Summertime, "a spoken-word poetry musical set in Los Angeles, following the intersecting stories of 27 young Angelinos over the course of a single day."

Summertime, which premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival and is set to hit theaters beginning Friday, is a project that "changed" the actress, 32, "on a molecular level," she tells PEOPLE.

The star adds that she was also excited to reunite with director Carlos López Estrada, whom she worked with on Disney's Raya and the Last Dragon.

"Working with the incredible young poets of Summertime has changed me on a molecular level," Tran says. "It is my hope that watching me — very awkwardly — learn how to write poetry can encourage those who, like me, might feel afraid to try something they've always wanted to do."


Read the full article via People Magazine at the link below.

https://people.com/movies/kelly-marie-tran-learns-to-become-a-poet-summertime-movie-exclusive/