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Arts and Entertainment

Paris Jackson Wants To Be A Movie Star (Not A Reality Star)

Paris Jackson attends a candlelight vigil at the childhood home of Michael Jackson on August 29, 2012 in Gary, Indiana. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
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Paris Jackson has come a long way since she made her first public appearance at her father's memorial service. Up until that time she was kept out of the glaring spotlight—sometimes literally with masks and veils—by her father Michael Jackson.

But in the last couple years, we've seen a lot of the 14-year-old daughter of Jackson. She enjoys going to the mall, prolifically tweeting and she along with her brother have been firing back at greedy relatives wrangling over her father's fortune. We can expect to see a lot more of Paris if this profile by the New York Post is any indication.

But she's not going the reality TV route. An anonymous family insider said that she turned down a $3 million offer to do a reality show. The family member told the Post: "To her, it’s all about having a real acting career and, like her dad, she’s not going to do anything small."

She is following in her father's footsteps in a way. Michael used to say that he wanted to be a movie star, insisting on calling his music videos "short films." She's started her career by signing up for a lead role in a live action and animated film called "Lundon’s Bridge and the Three Keys," a fantasy adventure based on a book series. She confirmed news of her acting debut with a tweet based on some Beyonce lyrics: "I Wanna Leave My Footprints On The Sands Of Time. When I Leave This World I'll Leave No Regrets. I'll Leave Something For Them Not To Forget."

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It's clear she won't really have to work unless she wants to. The Post reports that she's an heir to a $1 billion fortune that she'll be able to receive fully by the time she's 40.

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