December 14th, 2011
01:28 PM ET
We’ll hear from one of Michael Jackson’s children on Thursday's "Ellen."
According to People, MJ’s daughter Paris, 13, will give a revealing interview, discussing the infamous masks she and her siblings wore, among other things.
"I'm like, 'This is stupid, why am I wearing a mask?' " she says of wearing the face coverings (along with her brothers Prince, 14, and Blanket, 9) for so many years. "But I kind of realized the older I got, like, he only tried to protect us. And he'd explain that to us, too."
Paris, who has an upcoming movie role, says her dad inspired her desire to act. "We would do improv together," she recalls. "He would give us little scenarios. He would go, 'Okay, in this scene you're going to cry,' and I'd cry on the spot."
Paris will also reveal the most memorable thing her late father ever told her. "He said, 'If I die tomorrow, always remember what I told you,'" the teen said. "I took his advice and I remembered everything he told me."
Luckily, Paris says she’s adjusting to her new, more public life. "I'm treated the same," she says. "When I came to [school], they didn't know who I was. I was like, yes, I have a chance to be normal."
Lindsay Lohan did have an "Ellen" interview scheduled to tape on Tuesday to air on Thursday, but the 25-year-old actress missed her flight back from Hawaii and couldn't do the taping as planned, although she did offer to reschedule.
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