Paris Jackson is adding more acting credits to her name with Habit

By Ale Russian
April 14, 2020 02:52 PM
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Credit: Janell Shirtcliff

Paris Jackson‘s next role leans into the holy.

The actress and singer, and second child of the late Michael Jackson, next stars in the upcoming Habit as Jesus. Though the movie is already filmed and in post-production, Jackson’s role hadn’t previously been announced.

The indie stars Bella Thorne as a girl with a Jesus fetish who gets caught up in a violent drug deal and sees a way out by masquerading as a nun. Thorne also serves as executive producer.

It’s not clear what exactly Jackson’s role as Jesus will entail in the movie.

Habit marks the directorial debut of actress Janell Shirtcliff, with a script penned by Suki Kaiser based on a story by Shirtcliff and Sydney White actress Libby Mintz. According to IMDB, Mintz also has a role in the movie.

Though Jackson, 22, has been largely focusing on music ever since entering the spotlight years after her dad’s death, she’s also racked up a few screen credits. She most recently had a role in MTV’s Scream series last year and also appeared in the 2018 movie Gringo.

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Just last month, Jackson opened up about her music, her band The Sunflowers and her boyfriend Gabriel Glenn, who she said inspired her to get into the family business.

“Gabriel is my muse; I owe a lot to him,” she told Remix when asked who inspires her when she writes her original tunes. “I started writing around 13 when I bought myself a guitar. I didn’t really start sharing it or recording it until I met Gabriel.”

Glenn, 31, feels Jackson has been just as instrumental in his own love for music.

“Paris is the jigsaw piece that completes me as an artist,” he told the outlet. “She creates so naturally and honestly; it inspires me to be a better songwriter. I think having a unique spirit like hers allows us to channel things we’d never receive on our own.”