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December 15th, 2011 10:19pm EST

Janet JacksonPop superstar Janet Jackson has warned her niece Paris to carefully consider her decision to pursue a career in entertainment after learning the aspiring teenage actress has landed her first movie role.

Michael Jackson's 13-year-old daughter will make her film debut in upcoming fantasy Lundon's Bridge and The Three Keys and she will begin shooting the project next month.

But her Auntie Janet has expressed reservations about the youngster's acting ambitions - because the "Nasty" hitmaker knows all too well how tough it can be growing up in the spotlight.

In an upcoming interview on U.S. news show Nightline, due to air on Thursday night, she says, "I'm happy for her because this is what she wants to do... (but) I said, 'You should really take this time to enjoy your youth to its fullest because you lose so much of your childhood in this industry."

Janet rose to fame as a child actor on hit TV show Good Times, but has previously revealed her self-esteem and weight issues as an adult began during her time on the program, when she felt under pressure to stay slim.

 

Paris Jackson

 

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