Paris Jackson recalls the most important advice her father, the late Michael Jackson, ever told her: Never forget.

As vague as that sounds, that’s how he left it.

Although MJ never expanded on what he meant, Paris took his words to heart. He said to her, “If I die tomorrow, always remember what I told you,” reports People.

The young starlet visited “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” today to talk about a number of topics, including her father and her budding acting career.

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MJ’s work in film and music influenced Paris so much that she’s working to become an actress. “My dad was in the movie ‘Moonwalker,’ and I knew he could sing really well, but I didn’t know he could act. I saw that and I said, ‘Wow, I want to be just like him.'”

She will make her acting debut in the upcoming movie, “Lundon’s Bridge and the Three Keys.”

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Jackson and her father used to do improv together. “He would give us little scenarios. He would go, ‘Okay, in this scene you’re going to cry,’ and I’d cry on the spot.”

Despite coming from one of America’s most famous families — essentially pop royalty — and having her name splashed in the headlines, Jackson claims she lives a normal life. “I’m treated the same. When I came [to her school], they didn’t know who I was. I was like, yes, I have a chance to be normal.”

See the complete interview with Ellen this Thursday.