Michael Jackson's 15-year-old daughter Paris Jackson may not follow in her late dad's footsteps and have a career in entertainment after all. She does, however, want to save lives.
The UK newspaper The Mail on Sunday's Event magazine recently reported that the teenager's ambition is to be a heart surgeon.
"I want to be an actress but just throughout high school," the outlet quotes her as saying "Then I want to go to medical school and be a doctor specializing in heart surgery. I want to help people, that's it."
Paris had told Glamour magazine in an interview published in its October 2012 issue that she thought about getting into acting, saying: "A lot of people don't want me to do it. Aunt La Toya believes in me. She heard me play a little guitar and sing, and she started clapping, 'Oh my God, oh my God.' She really does encourage me; it's just awesome of her."
Conrad Murray, the man jailed for involuntary manslaughter after being found guilty of causing the death of Jackson, was a cargiologist and surgeon. The King of Pop died at age 50 on June 25, 2009 from an overdose of medications, including the powerful anesthetic propofol, which were prescribed and administered by Murray, his personal doctor.
The singer's family is preparing for a legal battle against AEG Live, the promoter of a tour the King of Pop was preparing to begin before he died. Jackson's mother Katherine is suing for some $40 billion. She claims the company pressured her son into rehearsing for the concert series despite his poor health and allegedly hired Murray, who was paid $150,000 a month to be his personal doctor for the tour.
AEG Live has denied any wrongdoing and had said Jackson was the one who had chosen the man to be his physician. Jury selection for a civil trial is currently underway. It is possible Jackson's children will be called to testify.
Debbie Rowe reunion
Paris also talks about her late father and her biological mother, Debbie Rowe, in her interview with Event magazine. She turned 15 on April 3 and celebrated her birthday with the woman, who had given up parental rights to her and Prince, her other child with Jackson, Event magazine reported.
"When I'm with my mom, we don't really have security with us," Paris told Event. "Which is really nice. We went shopping around Hollywood. We shopped at Amoeba Records, which was really fun."
Paris talked to Event magazine about the masks Jackson made her, Prince and their brother Blanket wear in public in order to protect their privacy, which she has referenced several times before.
"He didn't want anyone to see what we looked like," she said. "That way we could have what he didn't, which was a normal childhood."
All eyes were on Paris when at age 10, sans mask, she took that stage at a public memorial concert for Jackson at Staples Center in Los Angeles and told a televised audience of millions that "Daddy has been the best father you can ever imagine."
Paris last year shared a photo on Twitter of a picture collage shrine she had made for Jackson. She told Event she has since removed it, saying: "I had to take it down if I was going to paint my walls."
Prince Jackson - actorWhile Paris may be having second thoughts about acting, her 16-year-old brother Prince seems to currently embrace life in front of the camera. He served as a special correspondent for the entertainment show "Entertainment Tonight" last month and told the outlet that he wants to become a producer, director, screenwriter and actor.
Prince is set to make his acting debut on the series finale of the CW show "90210," which is scheduled to air in mid-May. He will play a "a trauma victim in the triage area of an accident scene," the network's parent company, CBS, said in a statement.