Paris Jackson, the 14-year-old daughter of the late Michael Jackson, will appear on Oprah’s Next Chapter this weekend to talk about her childhood and her father’s death with Oprah Winfrey.
Paris tells Oprah that Michael Jackson did everything he could to give her a “normal” childhood. Paris said that she was confused by some of her father’s methods (like wearing a mask in public) but believes that Michael was just trying to give her a happy childhood.
“I was really confused, like I didn’t get why I was wearing a mask… But I understand it now…. He told us that when he was younger, he didn’t really have a childhood and he wanted us to have that… Chuck E. Cheese and Toys ‘R’ Us were our favorite places to go.”
Michael Jackson passed away nearly three years ago, but Paris told Oprah that “it never really gets easier.”
This isn’t the first time that Paris has opened up about her life with Michael Jackson. Earlier this year she appeared on the Ellen Degeneres Show.
Paris Jackson told Ellen that she was ready to start her acting career and wants to be just like her father.
“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 didn’t know he could act. I saw that and I said, ‘Wow, I want to be just like him.’”
Paris is currently working on her first film, “London’s Bridge and the Three Keys.”
Here’s a clip from Paris’ interview with Oprah.
The full interview will air Sunday at 9 p.m. on OWN.