December 15, 2011 by staff
In an interview with comedienne and chat show host Ellen DeGeneres, Paris Jackson says she felt ‘stupid’ when her pop star father forced her to wear a surgical mask while out in public.
The singer, who died in 2009, made his children wear the masks in order to protect them from the media.
The 13-year-old aspiring actress said: ‘Yeah, I’m like this is stupid, why am I wearing a mask?
‘But I kind of realised the older I got, like, he only tried to protect us and he’d explain that to us too.’
The three Jackson children now live in the care of their grandmother, Katherine.
Paris is appearing in a film based on a fantasy novel, titled Lundon’s Bridge And The Three Keys.
She says her father’s acting inspired her: ‘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.
‘We would do ‘improv’ together. He would give us little scenarios. He would (say) ‘OK, in this scene you’re going to cry’ and I’d cry on the spot.’
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