Posted on Wed Dec 14, 2011 06:00 AM PDT
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She's just landed her first major movie role, and now Paris Jackson is ready to start the interview circuit!
The 13-year-old daughter of the late Michael Jackson made her first solo appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show to chat about becoming an actor, having a normal childhood, and the last piece of advice her dad ever gave her.
Paris on how the King of Pop inspired her to become an actor:
- "I love acting. When I was really little my Dad was in the movie Moonwalker and I knew he could sing really well but I didnâ€™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 ok, in this scene youâ€™re going to cry and Iâ€™d cry on the spot."
The budding actress also opened up on those masks Michael used to make her, and her siblings, wear when they'd venture out in public:
- "Yeah, Iâ€™m like this is stupid why am I wearing a mask? But I kind of realized the older I got like he only tried to protect us and heâ€™d explain that to us too."
Miss Jackson also confessed on going to a regular school, after having private tutors her entire life:
- "I love it. Itâ€™s definitely a different experience. I do have like a regular childhood. I mean, Iâ€˜m treated the same. When I came to Buckley (her school) they didnâ€™t know who I was. I was like, yes, I have a chance to be normal."
Paris then revealed of the most important thing her dad ever told her:
- "He said, if I die tomorrow always remember what I told you. I took his advice and I remembered everything he told me."
Ellen then surprised Jackson with her very own directorâ€™s chair and directorâ€™s slate!
Check out the full interview on Ellen, airing Thursday, Dec. 15.
MJ would be so proud!
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