Paris Michael Jackson chose lesbian chatshow host Ellen DeGeneres for her first solo interview.
The 13-year-old daughter of the late Michael Jackson spoke about her weird early life but said she is now having a “regular childhood” after being sent to Buckley School in Los Angeles – after years of home tutoring while her dad was alive.
Paris and her brothers Prince, 14, and Blanket, nine, have been looked after by their 81-year-old grandmother, Katherine, since Jackson died in June 2009 aged 50.
He had Paris schooled at home to shield her from the world’s glare but she said she is now having a “regular childhood” after being sent to Buckley School in Los Angeles.
When asked by DeGeneres about when her father made her wear a mask she admitted she found it weird. She said: ‘I’m like, “This is stupid, why am I wearing a mask?” But I kind of realised the older I got that he was only trying to protect us. And he explained that to us too.”
Paris Jackson also told DeGeneres that she had wanted to be an actor since she was small and saw her father in the movie Moonwalker.
She said: ‘I saw that and said, “Wow, I want to be just like him.” We would do improv together. He’d say, “Ok, in this scene you’re going to cry’ and I’d cry on the spot.”’