In an interview with Ellen Degeneres, Paris Jackson, daughter of pop singer Michael Jackson, spoke openly about her childhood and her life after her father's death.
The 13-year-old daughter of the King of Pop is starring in an upcoming fantasy movie, Lundon's Bridge and the Three Keys. She claims her father had an impact on her decision and love for acting.
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,' Jackson told DeGeneres.
We would do improv together, she adds. He would give us little scenarios. He would go, 'Okay, in this scene you're going to cry,' and I'd cry on the spot.
Jackson also explains that she was uncomfortable wearing masks as a child, but eventually come to understand why.
I'm like, 'This is stupid, why am I wearing a mask?' she says. But I kind of realized the older I got, like, he only tried to protect us. And he'd explain that to us, too.
Despite her father being an international icon, Jackson claims she has had a normal experience growing up.
I do have a regular childhood. I mean, I'm treated the same, she said on the show.
When asked what the most memorable thing her father ever told her, she explained, He said, 'If I die tomorrow, always remember what I told you.' I took his advice, and I remembered everything he told me.
The full interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show will air Thursday.
Watch a Clip From The Interview Here: