Paris Jackson is gearing up to become a Hollywood star. The latest news is that Michael Jackson's daughter is going to be part of Lee Daniels' Fox drama, "Star." It will be a music-themed show created and executive produced by Lee Daniels and Tom Donaghy.
Paris will play a character called Rachel Wells, who is described as "stylish," yet aggressive as a social media professional. Rachel will egg on Eva and Star to contribute to a publicity shoot, according to Billboard.
The news says that Paris has been picked out for the role by the Director. He has not said anything about another highly-rated drama "Empire," even though Paris' presence would make a big difference in that series too.
So far, Paris Jackson has not been a Hollywood star, although rumors and news push her in that direction. So far, she has appeared on television and has also been featured in "Oprah's Next Chapter" in 2012. She was also featured on Ellen DeGeneres' talk show.
Last month, she made her first solo appearance at the Golden Globes. She bagged a large contract deal with Chanel, a luxury brand, for which she appeared in another ad campaign in Paris. Still, it does seem as if she is going to make an even bigger splash as a Hollywood star.
It was a recent interview with Rolling Stone Magazine that fiercely moved the spotlight on her. She said that she had tried to commit suicide many times, as she had been assaulted several years ago. She spoke fondly of her father, Michael Jackson, and is convinced that he was murdered in 2009. Reportedly, Michael Jackson suffered a cardiac arrest due to an unholy combination of "prescription drugs."
Many fans were actually surprised to see Paris Jackson speak so candidly about her dark past. Is Paris talking to the press simply because she's looking to generate publicity and hoping to keep her name in the headlines? Some believe that might be the case. After all, Paris is giving a lot of interviews these days. But many other fans call that kind of comment unfair. Paris has had a tragic life. Why would anyone want to be in the limelight for such reasons, they ask.