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Paris Jackson Talks Acting with Ellen DeGeneres

Paris Jackson Talks Acting with Ellen DeGeneres

Paris Jackson smiles as she sits down to chat on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on an episode airing Thursday (December 15).

Here’s what the 13-year-old daughter of Michael Jackson had to share:

On when she knew she wanted to act: “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.”

On feeling like she’s had a regular childhood: “I do have like a regular childhood. I mean, I’m treated the same. When I came to [my school,] they didn’t know who I was. I was like, yes, I have a chance to be normal.”

On whether she felt weird wearing masks when she was younger: “Yeah, I’m, like, this is stupid, why am I wearing a mask? But I kind of realized the older I got, [my dad] only tried to protect us and he’d explain that to us too.”

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Posted to: Celebrity Babies, Michael Jackson, Paris Jackson

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  • Nekku

    She’s really pretty. :)

  • http://j ivanka

    pretty pretty!

  • m

    she is a beauty

  • sillyme

    She’s really pretty and seems so normal. I hope she stays that way. If she goes blonde, ugh!

    Although, I don’t believe the part where she says no one at her school knew who she was. I mean, really?

  • Jackson kids gets around

    If she goes blonde she will look like her mom Debbie Rowe! Twins!
    Ahenhas her first movie, guess Mikey must vemrolling over in his grave
    Seeing his daughter do a movie and guest appearance on Ellen. I’d he was still alive she would be hidden at home! Only Mikey would be seen.
    Seeing how she was with her brothers eating breakfast in the dining
    Room! When he died! Liberty for the kids now they’re free to do what they want since Michael wanted the at home !

  • LoloJane

    She’s very cute and well-spoken. It’s probably not good for her to be on tv right now. She’s too young.

  • Marie

    Nice to see Michael’s kids growing up healty, happy and normal. Say what you want about Michael but he was clearly a good father who instilled morals, a sense of responsibility and self-respect that is lacking in far too many “celebrity” children in his 3. I wish Paris and her brothers all the best in whatever they do. She is really growing up to be quite lovely inside and out. Hope it sticks.

  • Nawh


    I couldn’t have said it better myself Marie. I wish Paris luck on her endeavors.

  • Lex

    She’s a real stunner!

  • http://justjared Mjforlife

    She is beautiful Michael would be so proud it’s a shame he isn’t here to see his 3 beautiful children grow up .

  • Jackson kids gets around

    It is a shame that her father was addicted to Proforal and had to go to every doc till he got Doc Murray! Who would risk his career Dr Murray
    So that Michael could perform?! She is better off without her dad! Loser that he was! They lead a more productive life with choices that include
    Going to school!

  • Doreen

    Wow, she’s a beauty!

  • lillyb

    She is very lovely.

  • maria.

    I love her, just like i love her father. He did the right thing with protecting his children. @#11, Michaels kid’s are very well educated and he was a good father. You can say what you want…look at his children and you see the proof. But haters gonna hate…

  • camillus

    Nice looking young lady. Hopefully Grampa Joe won’t use them to line his pockets. Definiately she’s not Michael’s biological dau, way to white, but then some was he, Actually glad that the Pedophile, Addict and it was his own fault he DIED, get with it people, he wasn’t a good parent good parents don’t drag the kids in masks in the middle of the night. Glad he’s dead, but to bar about the doctor who was just a patsy, wheres the person who died responsiblity.

  • http://helllo sarah

    she wasnt even born when he was in moonwalker….. 10 years before her time!

  • Sonia

    my God she is gorgeous
    I kinda believe no one at her skl who knw who she was. Cuz the public never really saw her until his funeral on tv. No one really saw her pics and Jackson is a common last name and kids her age didn’t really knw much about Micheal until he passed away
    He really did a good job w/the kids and keeping his life private that way. If they were always in the public getting spoiled we would of have another Paris Hilton in the future

  • Sean

    She’s really pretty. She’s gonna be breaking hearts when she gets older

  • jill

    I can’t believe she’s only 13. She looks like she’s 19 years old.

    She’s capitalizing on her step-dad, Michael’s celebrity, already.

  • lee

    She looks just like her mother, Debbie Rowe.

  • Sean Hourigan

    She’s NOT Michael Jackson’s biological daughter.

  • Parigi

    so she’s not even african-american right?

  • Michelle

    Beautiful and smart. Dad would be so proud!

  • genes

    Her biological mother is gross!! But she has come out so pretty. Weird? lol

  • Genine

    She does look just like Debbie. I don’t know why people are in denial. When she get up in age she will be Debbie’s twin. Like mother like daughter.

  • Sean

    I do not want to see this child’s face all over the place, given undeserved privileges, because her step-dad was Michael Jackson. She needs to display some REAL talent THEN maybe people will take her serious.

    In the meantime Katherine needs to be careful about letting this child do all this. She already messed up 9 children.

  • Lisa

    R.I.P. MJ

  • Shawna

    She is obviously biracial. She is Michael’s daughter.

  • Debbie

    She looks like Rashida Jones.

  • Heather


    She is not biracial. Her mother Debbie said, in open court, in 2005, that she went to a sperm, to conceive those children, and that Michael is not the biological father of her children.

  • Angel

    Her mother said no such thing and went to the media to adamantly dismiss such lies.

  • EmmaH

    Why are she promoting a movie that hasn’t even begin shooting yet??

  • Nicole

    I love how people are still going on and on about if Michael Jackson is her father. He raised them and now his family is raising them so they are his kids. Even if they were adopted they would still be considered his kids!! Get over it. As for the biracial thing-Christina Aguilera and Mariah Carey are biracial. The actress in Flash Dance is biracial. The actor from Prison Break is biracial. There are plenty of biracial people with light skin. My godson looks white and his father is black. Stop being so narrow minded and stupid about what biracial looks like.

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  • sammy

    Paris has Beautiful EYES! They GLOW! =) I want her eyes!!!! R.I.P MICHAEL ♥♥♥

  • dancelover

    She is gorgeous and very mature for her age. Michael evidently was a very good father.

  • deby

    oh my god, soooooooooooo prettttttyyyyyyyy

  • ParisIsPretty

    Paris has turned into such a PYT (pretty young thing) :-). I just hope that if she does seriously pursue a career as an entertainer, she does so very carefully and under the right guidance. I’m sure there are plenty of nasty people who would do anything to get their grubby hands on her and ruin her. Hopefully, her extended family will keep tight tabs on this little lady and her two brothers.