Janet Jackson wants niece Paris to enjoy teen years before career in films
London, May 26 : Janet Jackson doesn't want her niece Paris to start a showbiz career, as she is concerned about the 14-year-old's ambitions.
The 46-year-old singer has advised the daughter of her late brother Michael Jackson to enjoy her teenage years before starting work.
"We've spoken about the fact that you're only a child once," the Daily Mail quoted her as telling Prevention magazine.
"I think there's a time for everything, and now is not the time [to act in films]. I told her I thought she should enjoy being a kid, possibly go to college or not, but wait until she turns 18.
"She's a very tough, smart girl. But it's a cut throat industry. I wouldn't want my child to do it," she said.
Janet began her career as a child actress in the 70s starring in a number of TV shows, including `Good Times', `Different Strokes' and `Fame', while Michael started his phenomenal ascent to become the King of Pop when he was just eight.
In December, Paris landed her first film role in `Lundon's Bridge and the Three Keys'.
The teenager had to convince her legal guardian, grandmother Katherine, to let her appear in the film - which will feature both real and animated characters - but managed to persuade her as she believes her late father would have appreciated the loving message of the film.
The movie will be based on a young adult series by Dennis H. Christen, about a dolphin turned into a human by ancient magic, a teenage boy who turns into a dragonfly and a jellyfish queen which morphs into an evil fairy godmother. (ANI)