Michael Jackson’s adopted daughter, Paris Jackson, 13, was a guest on ‘Ellen‘ where she promoted her first acting role and the book that the movie is based on. Paris was a substitute for troubled actress Lindsay Lohan who blew off her scheduled appearance on Ellen today.
During the interview, Paris all but confirmed our suspicions that she was fake crying during her father’s emotional star-studded funeral in 2009.
As it turns out, Paris has been practicing crying on cue since she was a toddler.
Paris told Ellen that she caught the acting bug after watching Jackson act in the Disney full length music video Moonwalker as a kid. “We did improvs together, and I would cry on the spot,” she said. “You could cry on the spot? That’s impressive!” remarked Ellen, who added “Then he didn’t know if you were really crying or if you were acting.” To which Paris replied: “Apparently I was faking it a lot of times.“
Paris also talked about her restrictive childhood when Jackson forced his 3 children to wear masks to protect their identities.
“Do you remember wearing a mask and going this is kind of weird?” Ellen asked Paris, who said, “Yeah, I’m like, ‘This is stupid, why am I wearing a mask?’ 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 revealed the most memorable thing her famous father told her.
“He said, ‘If I die tomorrow, always remember what I told you,’” Paris recalled. “I took his advice and I remembered everything he told me.”
Click to watch the interview HERE.
The Ellen Show featuring Paris Jackson airs on Thursday, Dec. 15.