Paris Jackson is ready to make a name for herself and is eager to enter the acting business, but surprisingly she would prefer not to hold her title as “M.J.’s daughter” as lands her first Hollywood acting role.
Michael Jackson’s 14-year-old daughter is preparing for her role in the upcoming film “Lundon’s Bridge and the Three Keys,” and is eager to prove that she landed the role because she really is talented, not because her father was the King of Pop.
“I love my dad, and I’m proud to be his daughter. I just don’t think the title ‘M.J.’s daughter’ fits me,” the young starlet told Glamour. “A lot of people think he’s the only reason I’m making it, but I want to show that I do have talent and that I can make it if I try. I want to be my own person.”
Her true passion for the acting industry is sure to be tested, however, as she gains little support from her famous family.
“A lot of people don’t want me to do it,” Paris said, but luckily she did admit that one of her aunts, La Toya Jackson, does support her talent whole-heartedly.
“She heard me play a little guitar and sing, and she started clapping,” the young Jackson said. “She really does encourage me; it’s just awesome of her.”
People might think being the daughter of the iconic Michael Jackson would make life a little easier, but Paris still deals with the average problems of any teenage girl especially when it comes to school.
“The clique in my class, they don’t like me or my friend because we’re outside of the box,” the 14-year-old explained. “We’re not copycats. Prince calls me goth, but I’m more rock ‘n’ roll.”
The beautiful thing about Paris’s ordeal is her confidence. It is entirely too common that we see young children, especially girls, become drastically affected by bullies or mean girl cliques at school. For this young and upcoming actress however, it doesn’t seem like they can really get to her.
“A ton of kids at school have made fun of me,” the “Billie Jean” crooner’s daughter said, “If I had to give advice to other girls, I would say ‘Hang loose and ignore them. They shouldn’t faze you no matter how popular they think they are.’”