This past December, it was announced that Paris Jackson was cast as Lundon O’Malley in the upcoming film “Lundon’s Bridge and the Three Keys.” The film plot focuses on ancient sea-magic that turns a dolphin into a human, an evil spell then changes a teenage boy into a dragonfly and a once good and loving jellyfish queen transforms into an evil fairy godmother. The adventure uses family love and the magic of belief as weapons to fight a war between the land and the sea.
In a new interview with Prevention magazine, Aunt Janet Jackson reveals that she is unhappy with Paris’ decision to pursue acting. Janet has openly shared that she felt forced to perform as a child, and now that Paris (daughter of Janet’s deceased brother Michael Jackson) has landed her first film, Janet is again telling Paris to not to pursue a career in entertainment.
Janet tells Prevention Magazine: “We’ve spoken about the fact that you’re only a child once. I think there’s a time for everything, and now is not the time [to act in films]. I told her I thought she should enjoy being a kid, possibly go to college — or not — but wait till she turns 18. She’s a very tough, smart girl. But it’s a cutthroat industry. I wouldn’t want my child to do it.”
In a previous interview with Access Hollywood Janet stated: “I got into the business at a young age. It’s not an easy thing. Your childhood, you completely lose [it] and I didn’t get to experience [a childhood]. She has the rest of her adult life to be that actress that she wants to be, and I told her that. I’m excited for her, but it worries me a little bit. Yeah, I wish that she would maybe wait. I got into the business at a young age. It’s not an easy thing.”
Janet has advised Paris to spend time studying acting before she fully begins her career. Jackson: “I told her I would take this time to just study. Really, really study the craft.”