The daughter of the king of Pop is set to play the role of ‘son of God’. Paris Jackson, the 22-year old daughter of Michael Jackson, has scored her best role yet. She will be portraying Jesus Christ in an upcoming indie movie called Habit. Moreover, the cast includes Bella Thorne and Gavin Rossdale.
The ‘hottest’ Jesus to hit cinemas?
This is probably the first time that a female will portray Jesus. That too by Paris Jackson, of all people. Broody white men with beards and mustaches have always portrayed the character of Jesus Christ. However, the producers are making a bold move by casting Paris in a gender-bending role. At least they tried to be accurate by casting an actress with blue eyes. The synopsis of the movie is:
A street smart, party girl with a Jesus fetish [who] gets mixed up in a violent drug deal and finds a possible way out by masquerading as a Nun.
Moreover, Bella Thorne will join Paris Jackson in the movie. The movie actually revolves around Thorne’s character. Jackson appears as Jesus to Thorne throughout the movie. However, it is no coincidence that the cast is full of musical talent. Producer Donovan Leitch told EW:
Yes, we intentionally stacked the film with rock stars and will have a very rocking soundtrack.
Paris Jackson’s modeling career:
Jackson has tried hard to make a career for herself, despite her famous family background. She most recently appeared on MTV’s Scream: The TV Series. Moreover, she has also starred alongside Charlize Theron and Thandie Newton in the comedy movie Gringo. However, her main focus has been her modeling career. She has appeared on the covers of Harper’s Bazaar and Rolling Stone. Jackson has named Michelle Obama and Emma Watson as her role models.
Paris Jackson isn’t your typical “unaware” celebrity model. She has spoken numerous times about environmental and human rights issues (recently, the Venezuelan crisis). She has tried to overcome stereotypes and described her passion in a recent interview:
I really want to leave a positive imprint in the fashion world, mostly regarding the media and the stereotypical beauty standard. I already have many young girls looking up to me and I want to be something their parents are OK with them looking up to. What I want my job to be is to make it all very transparent, to be all inclusive, to expand on the word ‘beauty.’ If that makes sense lol.