Paris Jackson gets candid with Glamour: 'I want to be my own person'
Paris Jackson opened up about her dreams for the future and wanting to make her own way in the entertainment industry in a new interview with Glamour magazine for the media outlet's October issue, which is available on September 11.
The 14-year-old also talked about which family member is supporting her dreams and what school life is like for her.
"A lot of people don't want me to do it," Jackson told the magazine in the interview about getting into acting, which noted a quote from Janet Jackson that said Paris had "the rest of her adult life to be that actress she wants to be."
"Aunt La Toya believes in me," Paris Jackson said. "She heard me play a little guitar and sing, and she started clapping, 'Oh my God, oh my God.' She really does encourage me; it's just awesome of her."
Michael Jackson's kids, Paris, Prince and Blanket, found themselves in the middle of a dispute in July when their grandmother Katherine, who was named in the King of Pop's will as their guardian, flew to Arizona last month to visit family at a resort. Her nephew reported her missing and Paris ranted about her absence, which appeared to be unprecedented, on her Twitter page.
Katherine's trip came at the heels of a dispute about Michael Jackson's will between his siblings.
Their cousin TJ was then made the children's temporary guardian. Katherine returned to Los Angeles, where she lives with the kids, after 10 days. She and TJ then settled the custody matter in court. Katherine was reinstated as guardian and TJ was made a co-guardian.
In her Glamour interview, Paris Jackson also talks about making a name for herself in the industry. The teen has a role in the upcoming film "Lundon's Bridge and the Three Keys."
Although Paris loves her late father, as evidenced by a collage of mostly official publicity shots and posters of the King of Pop plastered on the wall behind her bed, Paris said, "I love my dad, and I'm proud to be his daughter. I just don't think the title 'M.J.'s daughter' fits me."
"A lot of people think he's the only reason I'm making it, but I want to show that I do have talent and that I can make it if I try," she added. "I want to be my own person."
Paris also admitted she is sort of an outsider at school. "The clique in my class, they don't like me or my friend because we're outside of the box," she told the magazine. "We're not copycats. Prince calls me goth, but I'm more rock 'n' roll."
Paris goes on to say she likes music acts like AC/DC and "Phil Collins is the ish."