Michael Jackson’s daughter, Paris, is worried that the scandal surrounding her father’s legacy will sabotage her dreams of becoming a successful actress in Hollywood.
‘Leaving Neverland’ the controversial new HBO documentary in which Wade Robson and James Safechuck allege that Jackson sexually abused them when they were boys, has divided fans all over the country.
According to The Sun, the late singer’s middle child has reportedly told close friends she is anxious about the film’s impact on her budding acting career and may stop it from taking off altogether, according to an unnamed source.
“She was in a movie last year but believes the documentary is already scaring directors away because the abuse her father is accused of may put movie goers off her,” said the insider.
“It all comes down to marketing,” the source continues. “The worry is that any movies she stars in will be derailed if Michael’s abuse scandal is all people think about when they see her on screen.”
“She wants to act but knows this could affect those plans.”
In 2017, the 20 year old made he acting debut with a guest starring role on FOX series Star, as social media expert named Rachel Wallace. Then in 2018 she made her feature-film debut in crime comedy Gringo, which starred A-list actresses Charlize Theron, Amanda Seyfried and Thandie Newson.
Paris Jackson at the Oscars – February 24,2019. pic.twitter.com/ojXpGa001h
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Last summer, Deadline also reported that Paris had landed a co-starring role in The Space Between, playing Cory, a sultry singer desperate for her big break. The indie comedic drama also stars acting veteran Kelsey Grammer.
The film makes a good beginning for her emerging career, but Jackson can’t shake the feeling that the lingering rumors about her father could dissuade directors from giving her any more opportunities.
The Jackson estate has said the pop icon is the victim of a “public lynching” when he “is not here to defend himself” and has denounced the film and the accusers.