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Ahead of film debut Paris discusses 'stupid' masks Michael made his kids wear

15 DECEMBER 2011

When she was a little child, her father was notoriously protective and guarded Paris Jackson and her brothers from the spotlight.

But since Michael's death, the King of Pop's daughter has bloomed before our eyes and is now set to pursue a movie career, making her debut in fantasy movie Lundon's Bridge And The Three Keys.

The blue-eyed teen has revealed it was none other than her dad who inspired her to work in film - and helped her perfect her acting skills.

"When I was really little, because my dad was in the movie Moonwalker, I knew he could sing really well but I didn't know he could act.

"I saw it and went, 'Wow, I want to be just like him'" the 13-year-old on the Ellen DeGeneres Show.

 

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"We did improvising together and he would give us little scenarios, he would go, 'In this scene you're going to cry' and I'd cry on the spot."

Paris also gave her take on the famous masks the children had to wear when they were young.

She said: "I was like, 'This is stupid, why I am I wearing a mask' but I kind of realised when I got older I got that he only tried to protect us and he explained that to us too."

Despite her reservations, the starlet admitted she was able to enjoy a certain degree of anonymity thanks to her father's decision.

"When I came to school they didn't know who I was, I was like, 'Yes, I've got a chance to be normal'" she added.

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