Paris Jackson
Paris Jackson

It is never easy being a celebrity or the child of one, with paparazzi and shutterbugs jostling for any glimpse of a private life and constantly living in the limelight. Paris Jackson, the daughter of the late Michael Jackson, opened up on her childhood memories, in an interview with Oprah Winfrey. The episode will be featured on Oprah's Next Chapter.

The preview shows Paris recalling what it was like to have to wear masks when going out with her father and explaining that she now understood he was doing it to protect his children.

"I was really confused," Paris told Winfrey, "I didn't get why I was wearing a mask, but I understand it now...why my dad would want our faces to be covered. When we went out without him, we wouldn't be recognized and could have a normal childhood."

The incident obviously made an impression on Paris because when Oprah asked her if she wanted a "normal" life, she replied emphatically in the positive.

"He had his doubts," she added, "He told us when he was younger, he didn't really have a childhood. He would always be stuck in the studio singing, while other kids were out playing."

Paris also recollects her father encouraging his children to do all he could not - to have a normal life.

"Chuck E. Cheese and Toys R Us were our favorite places to go," she told Winfrey.

Paris also spoke about her forthcoming film Lundon's Bridge and the Three Keys.

The Heal the World singer was known to be very protective about his children - Prince, Paris and Blanket - during his lifetime. However, they have been squarely in the public eye since his death, appearing on stage at the Grammys and on other television shows.

This particular interview will air on Oprah's Next Chapter at 9 pm EDT (1 pm GMT) on June 10 on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) and will also include an interview with Curtis 50 Cent Jackson.