Jackson Brothers On ‘This Is It’ & Why Katherine Won’t Be Seeing Her Son’s Movie
First Published: October 28, 2009 9:40 PM EDT Credit: Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Michael Jackson’s brothers are raving over “This Is It,” with one of his siblings branding the film “electrifying.”
“It’s a bittersweet moment for us because, as you know, [we just had] the passing of our brother, but [on] the same token, I wanted to see Michael do his thing and he was electrifying,” Jackie told Access Hollywood’s Tony Potts at the “This Is It” after party late Tuesday evening.
And Marlon Jackson added that he thought his brother would have been thrilled by the support for the film.
“He would appreciate that the fans across the globe respect his work, appreciate his work,” Marlon said. “That’s all we want people to do.”
When asked if he thought Michael would be smiling down from above over the film, Jermaine said yes.
“Absolutely he’s smiling and I’m very, very proud of him very, very proud,” Jermaine said. “As his older brother, I’m extremely proud.”
While Michael’s brothers and father, Joe Jackson, saw the film last night, the King of Pop’s mother and sisters still have no plans to see the film.
“It’s hard for them to see it,” Jackie said.
“They’re going to see it when it they’re ready to see it,” Marlon added. “And if it’s never, then it’s never, but we respect that.”
“It’s very tough, because you’ve got to realize we look at the message, we look at the entertainment, [Katherine] looks at her child. That’s her child, she lost him so she looks beyond what is [on the screen],” Jermaine said. “She doesn’t have him any more, we don’t have [him], the world doesn’t have him anymore but we have his music.”
But despite reports that Michael’s children were going to see the film on Tuesday, Jackie broke the news that Prince Michael I, Paris and Blanket will watch it sometime soon in a very private setting.
“They’re going to see it on their own time, but at home,” he revealed. “It’s already been arranged.”
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