Three years after Michael Jackson died at age 50, his 14-year-old daughter Paris opens up to Oprah Winfrey on Oprah’s Next Chapter, airing Sunday on OWN. And the talk show queen asked what it felt like to wear a mask in public.
“I was really confused,” Paris admits about being masked as a child. “I didn’t get why I was wearing a mask. But I understand it now – why my dad would want our faces to be covered. When we went out without him we wouldn’t be recognized.”
But the beautiful teen insists she and her brothers – now 15-year-old Prince and 10-year-old Blanket – had “a normal childhood.” She adds, “Chuck E. Cheese’s and Toys R Us were our favorite places to go.”
He told us that when he was younger he didn’t really have a childhood,” says Paris. “He would always be stuck in the studio singing while the kids were out playing. He wanted us to have that.”
“It never gets any easier,” she adds of the tragic loss of her father.
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.