Paris Jackson: Don’t Call Me ‘MJ’s Daughter’
Paris Jackson is her own woman, or at least that’s what she wants to be according to the new issue of Glamour. With her first film role on the horizon Paris Jackson tells the magazine she wants to have her own identity, aside from being a Jackson.
Following in the footsteps of her royal-like family must be difficult for the 14-year-old, so she has decided to carve her own path. “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,” said Jackson.
Paris Jackson is getting her first taste of the industry with her upcoming role in Lundon’s Bridge and the Three Keys, and is getting a knack for socializing via the internet with using social commentary site Twitter, like all kids her age. For the most part Paris is excited about her acting role, and even though her aunt Janet has voiced her concerns, Paris does have support from other Jackson family members. “A lot of people don’t want me to [be an actress],” she says, “but Aunt La Toya believes in me. She heard me play a little guitar and sing. She really does encourage me; it’s just awesome of her.”
The Jacksons have tried to stay out of the news since the passing of their father Michael Jackson, but unfortunately Paris and her siblings Blanket, 10, and Prince, 15, have endured a custody battle tossed between their grandmother Katherine and the rest of the Jackson clan. As of right now custody has been reinstated to Katherine.
Despite her family’s troubles Paris has remained a seemingly normal teenager in the face of adversity, she told Glamour about her school experience, “A ton of kids at school have made fun of me,” she says. “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.’ ”
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