In a recent interview with Oprah Winfrey, Paris Jackson discussed how she’s coping with the pain of losing her father, the memories she cherishes and how she’s been a victim of bullying.
“A lot of people don’t like me,” she said.
Paris talked about how she is no longer being home schooled, and the people at her new school sometimes try to bully her.
“If I feel someone’s being fake to me, I will just like push away because there are kids at my school that talk so bad behind my back and they don’t think that I can hear them, a lot of the times I can hear them,” she said.
She has also gotten bullied online.
“Some people try to cyber bully me. They try to get to me with words but that doesn’t really work,” she said.
One reason why the words don’t really get to her is because she spends a lot of her time with her head in the books. Paris said she loves to read.
“My record for reading a whole bunch of books in one week is like 27. I read a lot and that’s why I really don’t like TV and computers because they take up so much of your time just doing nothing,” she said.
When Oprah asked her how it felt to have her face covered up whenever she and her siblings Prince and Blanket went out with their father in public, she said that at first she was really confused.
“He told us that when he was younger, he didn’t really have a childhood…He would always be stuck in the studio singing while the kids were out playing. He wanted us to have that,” she said.
In 2009, the tragic death her father shocked fans around the world. As for Paris, she said that struggling with the pain of losing her father “never gets easier.”
When she recalled memories of her times with her father she said that Christmases were always really fun. She and her siblings would take something Michael really liked and “re-gift” it to him.
“Our dad was a really normal father when he was with us…we would get grounded if we did something bad, but he didn’t call it grounding; he just said ‘you’re on punishment,’” she explained.
Although she hasn’t taken up singing, she is still following in her father’s footsteps by starting her acting career. Last winter, Paris landed a role as Lundon O’Mally in her first fantasy film, Lundon’s Bridge and the Three Keys which is set to hit theaters next year.
Paris talked to Oprah about her relationship with her brothers, her growing up and more. Watch clips below.