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Dec142011

Paris Jackson Reveals Michael Jackson’s Most Memorable Words

Marcel Thomas/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- “If I die tomorrow, always remember what I told you.”

This was the most memorable thing Michael Jackson told her, his daughter Paris says in an interview with Ellen DeGeneres airing Thursday on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

“I took his advice, and I remembered everything he told me,” Paris adds.

Michael Jackson died at the age of 50 in 2009.

Paris, 13, will star in an upcoming live-action/animated film called Lundon’s Bridge and the Three Keys, based on the young adult fantasy book series by Dennis H. Christen.

In the interview she says Michael Jackson inspired her interest in acting.

“My dad was in the movie Moonwalker, and I knew he could sing really well, but I didn’t know he could act,” says Paris. “I saw that and I said, Wow, I want to be just like him.”

Michael would do improvisation exercises with Paris, she says.

“He would give us little scenarios. He would say, ‘O.K., in this scene you’re going to cry,’ and I’d cry on the spot.”

When asked about wearing a mask in public, a practice Michael enforced to protect his children from media attention, Paris says, “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.”

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