JACKSON TALENT LIVES ON
Paris Jackson has a very personal reason for wanting to visit Australia. The 19year-old daughter of late king of pop Michael Jackson is forging her own path in the entertainment business but her father’s legacy is never far away.
“My parents got married there (in Australia) so it’s for sure on my bucket list to go,” Jackson tells the July issue of Vogue Australia. Jackson married ex-partner Debbie Rowe in Sydney in 1996.
“Plus Bluesfest always has the grooviest set list so maybe one year I’ll hit it up.”
It is Jackson’s first Vogue cover, shot in Los Angeles by Patrick Demarchelier with the interview conducted via text message.
Modelling and acting is the direction Jackson is heading in.
“I really want to leave a positive imprint in the fashion world, mostly regarding the media and the stereotypical beauty standard that is blasted all over every magazine you see, every article that pops up on your phone screen, every billboard you see while you’re driving down the street,” she said. “I already have many young girls looking up to me and I want to be something their parents are OK with them looking up to.”
Jackson’s fledgling acting career is going remarkably well. She has a role in US TV series Star and has also just shot her first film.
“I’ve always just loved the aspect of storytelling and getting my head into a new space, experiencing the shoes of another person/character, and suspending reality for a moment,” she said.
Jackson’s feature film debut is Gringo, an action comedy from Australian director Nash Edgerton starring Charlize Theron and Amanda Seyfried.
“It was just like playing my eighth-grade self,” she said.
“Nash is a total angel and made me feel at home the instant I got to set.”
Paris Jackson as she appears in Vogue Australia’s July edition. Picture: Patrick Demarchelier