Prince Jackson: Michael Always Wanted To Be Immortalized Outside Grauman’s Chinese Theatre
First Published: January 26, 2012 7:17 PM EST Credit: Access Hollywood
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Michael Jackson’s children were on hand on Thursday when the late King of Pop was honored by having his hand and shoe prints put into the courtyard outside Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, an honor the singer dreamed of during his lifetime.
“He wanted to have his name, like, right outside the Chinese Theatre, so this is kind of like him achieving his goal,” Michael’s eldest son, Prince, told Access Hollywood’s Billy Bush, before the event.
It was Michael’s children who left the markers for their late father, pressing his shoe prints and one of his studded gloves into the cement.
“It means a lot that we’re putting our dad’s own shoes and glove in cement,” Paris told Billy – who also hosted the event — before the ceremony. “It feels good to keep his memory of him here at the Chinese Theatre.”
Paris, 13, is the first of Michael’s children to follow him into show business, as she gears up to star in “Lundun’s Bridge and the Three Keys,” a live action feature film, based on a children’s book series by Dennis H. Christen.
“There are other live actors in it, but like, ‘Pirates of the Caribbean,’ [which] had Davy Jones and all that, they’re going to be some animals or creatures in that look like that,” she said of the film, which also features the voices of Larry King as King Pom, his wife, Shawn King as Queen Dalina, and Joey Fatone as Paco, a sea horse.
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