Singer and performer extraordinaire Janet Jackson (pictured left) is not feeling like she’s in ‘control’ these days when it comes to her niece Paris (pictured), the daughter of the late-pop phenom Michael Jackson. Janet is reportedly upset that Paris has accepted a role in an upcoming film, which goes against what her father would have wanted for her, reports US Weekly.
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The 14-year-old beauty will play “Lundon O’Malley” in the movie “Lundon’s Bridge and The Three Keys,” which has been described as a modern-day family adventure film due out next year. Janet, who was a child star herself, is reportedly concerned with her young niece’s career choice, because she does not want Paris to get get swallowed up by Hollywood and grow up too fast.
A source told US Weekly, “She [Janet] feels it goes against Michael’s wishes to keep his kids out of the limelight until age 18. Janet thinks Paris should enjoy being a kid and possibly go to college.”
According to the insider, the buck apparently does not stop with Paris’ first feature film; the tween is keen on getting other acting roles as well. The young girl’s possible career path has reportedly been a point of contention among the royal Jackson clan, who wish for her to keep her distance from the flashing lights, red carpets, and nosy media hounds, according to the unidentified source.
Maybe Paris should take her aunty’s wise advice to heart, after all, Janet has been there, done that, and then some!