Paris Jackson gave an interview on ‘Ellen’ to talk about her movie and why her father, Michael Jackson, forced them to wear masks. Paris will make her film debut in “Lundon’ Bridge and the Three Keys.” The 13-year-old has wanted to act since she was very young.
“I love acting,” Paris told Ellen DeGeneres this week, adding that she was inspired by her dad Michael Jackson. “When I was really little my Dad was in the movie Moonwalker, and I knew he could sing really well, but I didn’t know he could act. I saw that and I said, ‘Wow, I want to be just like him.'”
She told Ellen that she and her multi-talented dad used to “improv together,” saying, “He would go ‘OK, in this scene, you’re going to cry.’ And I’d cry on the spot!”
Paris has many happy memories of growing up with her father, who passed away in 2009. However, she admits that she did not like when she and her brothers Prince and Blanket had to wear masks when they went out.
“I [was] like ‘This is stupid why am I wearing a mask?’ But I kind of realized the older I got like he only tried to protect us and he’d explain that to us too.”
She still holds her father’s advice close to her heart: “He said, if I die tomorrow always remember what I told you,” she recalls. “I took his advice and I remembered everything he told me.”