Michael Jackson's daughter Paris is determined to carve out a successful acting career because she longs to step out of her famous father's shadow.
The 14-year-old, who lost her father in 2009, is hoping to launch herself as an actress when she makes her big screen debut in 2013 fantasy film "Lundon's Bridge and The Three Keys."
Paris says she is not happy with being labeled just as "Michael Jackson's daughter" and wants to prove her talent away from her family connections.
She tells Glamour magazine, "I love my dad, and I'm proud to be his daughter, but 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. I want to be my own person."
Paris says she is not popular in her class at school because her musical tastes differ from her peers' and is often ridiculed for daring to be different.
She adds, "The clique in my class, they don't like me or my friend because we're outside of the box. We're not copycats. [brother] Prince calls me goth, but I'm more rock 'n' roll. I listen to older music like AC/DC; Phil Collins is the ish [good]. A ton of kids at school have made fun of me; if I had to give advice to other girls, I would say, 'Hang loose and ignore them. They shouldn't faze you no matter how popular they think they are'."
Don't forget: In 1976, Michael Jackson acted in his only movie, "The Wiz". Paris might become a
a good actress, but I have no idea what this film is about, "Lundon's Bridge and the Three Keys".
Paris will have to go a long away to overcome the stigma of her late dad. Whether she is the
next Drew Barrymore or not has yet to be seen. Stay tuned.