Paris Jackson, daughter of the late pop star Michael Jackson, has revealed how the family felt about being made wear masks when they went out in public.
Talking of her childhood, Paris said, “I’m like ‘This is stupid, why am I wearing a mask?’ But I kind of realised the older I got, he only tried to protect us and he’d explain that to us too.”
Michael often covered the faces of his three children – Prince Michael, 14, Paris, 13 and Prince Michael II (often called Blanket), 9 – when they went out in public.
Talking on the Ellen DeGenres Show, Paris also expressed her desire to lead a “normal” life.
“I do have a regular childhood. I mean, I’m treated the same. When I came to my new school they didn’t know who I was. I was like, ‘Yes, I have the chance to be normal’.”
The teenager might not be leading such a low-key life for long, as she’s landed her first acting role in a fantasy film, Lundon’s Bridge and the three keys.
“My dad was in the movie Moonwalker,” Paris explained. “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’.”