Michael Jackson's Daughter Says She Wants to Be an Actress

December 14, 2011 - 2:44 PM
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In this Dec. 13, 2011 photo released by Warner Bros., talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, right, welcomes Paris Jackson, daughter of the late pop star Michael Jackson during a taping of

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Jackson's daughter says she was inspired to be an actress after seeing her father in the film "Moonwalker."

Paris Jackson spoke to talk show host Ellen DeGeneres about her acting aspirations and the lengths that her father took to protect her identity for the episode airing Thursday.

The 13-year-old says her father encouraged her and did improvisation sessions to develop her skills. The teen has been cast alongside Larry King in a film based on a children's book that is in early stages of development.

Paris Jackson says she had a normal childhood thanks to her father's decision to place her and her two brothers in masks when they were in public.

She says no one recognized her when she began attending school.

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