Us Weekly is reporting that Jackson “feels it goes against Michael’s wishes to keep his kids out of the the limelight until age 18,” according to a source who spoke with the magazine.
Paris, 14, landed the role back in December, and aunt Janet has previously expressed concern over her niece entering the spotlight so soon.
“We’ve spoken about the fact that you’re only a child once,” Janet told Prevention magazine in May. “I think there’s a time for everything, and now is not the time [to act in films]. I told her I thought she should enjoy being a kid, possibly go to college—or not—but wait till she turns 18. She’s a very tough, smart girl. But it’s a cutthroat industry. I wouldn’t want my child to do it.”
During the manslaughter trial of Conrad Murray in October 2011, personal tape recordings of Michael Jackson were released which revealed Michael’s unshakable pain over not having a childhood.
“My performances will be up there helping my children and always be my dream,” Jackson said in the tapes, as previously reported by ABC News. “I loved them. I love them because I didn’t have a childhood. I had no childhood. I feel their pain. I feel their hurt. I can deal with it.”