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Paris Jackson on ‘Ellen’: I Want to Be Just Like Dad

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Paris Jackson on Ellen

Paris Jackson recently taped an interview with Ellen DeGeneres for Thursday’s episode of “Ellen,” and the 13-year-old displayed remarkable composure while discussing her burgeoning acting career and the death of her beloved father Michael Jackson.

What was the most memorable thing Jackson ever told his daughter? “He said, ‘If I die tomorrow, always remember what I told you,’ and I remembered everything he told me,” she explained.

Paris Jackson even discussed the masks she and her brothers had to wear as children. “I’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 he’d explain that to us, too.”

Unsurprisingly, Jackson is immensely inspired by her father’s talent, and wanted to go into show business after seeing him in “Moonwalker.” “I knew he could sing really well, but I didn’t know he could act,” she said. “I saw that and I said, ‘Wow, I want to be just like him.’” As she recently landed a role in “Lundon’s Bridge and the Three Keys,” it’s only a matter of time before we see the King of Pop’s progeny on the big screen.

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