Three years after Michael Jackson died at age 50, his 14-year-old daughter Paris says she’s still grieving the tragic loss.
“It never gets any easier,” Paris tells Oprah Winfrey on Oprah’s Next Chapter, airing Sunday on OWN.
Jackson died in June 2009 from an overdose of propofol. His physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, was sentenced to four years in prison after he was convicted of involuntary manslaughter for administering the powerful anesthesia.
Paris is set to hit the big screen, starring in the upcoming fantasy movie Lundon’s Bridge and the Three Keys.
In a recent interview with Prevention, Paris’ famous aunt, singer Janet Jackson, opened up about her niece’s acting career.
We’ve spoken about the fact that you’re only a child once,” Janet said in reaction to Paris acting at age 14. “I think there’s a time for everything, and now is not the time [to act in films]. I told her I thought she should enjoy being a kid, possibly go to college—or not—but wait till she turns 18.”
Janet added: “She’s a very tough, smart girl. But it’s a cutthroat industry. I wouldn’t want my child to do it.”