Eighteen-year-old Paris Jackson, daughter of the legendary Michael Jackson, has battled through life with many issues that no one should ever have to face. From suicide attempts, to self-hatred, to self-esteem and depression issues, growing-up too fast, took her down a dark path. Now, as she finds herself on the other side, coming boldly into the light, Jackson is stepping out on her own, despite her famous last name, adding modeling and now actress credits to her ever-growing resume.
Spotted in France, apparently channeling her inner Material Girl/Marilyn Monroe, Jackson took part in a World War II themed photo shoot set at the Esplanade du Trocadero.
Now that the only daughter of the late King of Pop, has made her introductory mark in the fashion world, she’s about to do the same with television!
It seems as though Jackson will make her acting debut on the new hit FOX series, Star, from Empire creator Lee Daniels. Although there has been no air date announced yet for Jackson’s first episode, according to Billboard Magazine, Jackson will play an “intimidating social media guru” who “has an impact on the show’s lead characters.” Star‘s cast includes Queen Latifah, Lenny Kravitz, Naomi Campbell and Benjamin Bratt.
In addition to her lists of “firsts”, Jackson recently gave her first in depth interview with RollingStone Magazine. Featured on the cover of the issue, she talks about growing up as a Jackson, her personal demons, in addition to other topics in regards to circumstances that surround her father’s death. However, the one statement that the young star made that has caused her to receive a wave of harsh criticism, was that she considers herself to be “black”.
Check out the video below where she responds to one of her most vocal critics, talk show host, Windy Williams. To read the article in full, click here.