The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - INSIDER -

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

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