Courtesy of Showbiz Tonight:
Michael Jackson’s only daughter, Paris Jackson, shares with Ellen DeGeneres the most memorable advice she ever got from her father.
“He said, ‘If I die tomorrow, always remember what I told you.’ I took his advice, and I remembered everything he told me,” said Paris.
Who can forget that emotional moment when Paris Jackson spoke at her father’s memorial service on July 7, 2009. “Ever since I was born, daddy has been the best father you could ever imagine,” said 11-year-old Paris in a moving moment at the end of The King of Pop’s memorial.
Fast forward more than two years later, and a much happier, more mature 13-year-old Paris is sitting down with Ellen for an interview that will air on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Thursday.
Ellen asks Paris about other aspects of her childhood, including what it was like wearing a mask as a child. “I’m like, ‘This is stupid, why am I wearing a mask?’” she told DeGeneres. “But I kind of realized the older I got, like, he only tried to protect us and he’d explain that to us too.
Paris says her dad has guided her life in many ways, especially when it comes to 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,’ ” says Paris.
“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.”
The pop star’s daughter will get a chance to put her acting skills to the test in her role in the upcoming movie Lundon’s Bridge and the Three Keys.