Since Michael Jackson’s untimely death, the public has seen more of his children than ever. Though the papparazzi is constantly hunting them down, the children are still quiet and reserved. This was most noticeable when the children appeared with their grandmother, Katharine, two weeks earlier on “The X Factor.”
When news surfaced that Paris Jackson, Jackson’s middle child, scored the lead role in the upcoming film “Lundon’s Bridge and The Three Keys,” most of us were surprised. However, on an episode of “Ellen” (airing Thursday), Paris explained why she auditioned for the role.
"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,” Paris told Ellen DeGeneres, “I saw that and I said, 'Wow, I want to be just like him.’” She further explains that he use to have improve time with her where they would act out different emotions and scenes together.
Paris also spoke about what it was like growing up as a Jackson child, especially having to wear masks in public. As she grew older she thought it was “stupid,” but understood that it was his way or protecting them from the horrors around them. “He only tried to protect us and he'd explain that to us, too."
The most touching part of the interview is Paris getting personal on the best advice that her famous father ever gave her. "He said, 'If I die tomorrow, always remember what I told you.' I took his advice and I remembered everything he told me."
Check your local listings for tomorrow’s (12.14) episode of “Ellen.”