Jackson told Ellen that she has a role in the upcoming fantasy film Lundon’s Bridge and the Three Keys and that her father inspired her to persue acting.
“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,’” she explained.
She added, “We would do improv together. He would give us little scenarios. He would go, ‘Okay, in this scene you’re going to cry’, and I’d cry on the spot.”
Besides discussing her acting ambitions, Paris also spoke to Ellen about how she felt about wearing masks in public as a child. She admitted she didn’t like wearing them, but later understood why her father did it.
“I’m like, ‘This is stupid, why am I wearing a mask?’” she told DeGeneres. “But I kind of realized the older I got, like, he only tried to protect us and he’d explain that to us too.”
Paris Jackson and her two brothers, Prince and Blanket, are now in the care of their grandmother Katherine Jackson.