BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 11: Prince Michael Jackson attends the Mr. Pink Ginseng Drink launch party at Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel on October 11, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
(USA TODAY) -- Michael Jackson's son has become a member of the media.
Prince Michael Jackson, 16, is working as a special correspondent for Entertainment Tonight.
"I've been raised around stuff like this so it was different being the interviewer instead of the one being interviewed," he says in a release announcing the new gig.
Jackson's first interview? ET's Brooke Anderson worked with him to chat with James Franco, Zach Braff and director Sam Raimi about their new movie, Oz the Great and Powerful.
Jackson says he would like to have a career in the entertainment industry beyond ET. "I'm looking to become well-rounded as a producer, director, screenwriter and actor," he told Anderson. When she remarked that he seems much wiser and older than 16, Prince Michael replied, "That's what most of my people say. That was all thanks to my dad. He raised me right."
As for his next interview? He hopes it will be "Peter Jackson, because I love his movies. Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, and King Kong. I just love the way he shoots (and how) he brings things and depicts it back to life. I used to study his movies with my dad, put the volume off and just watch it, just the shots to see how he put it together."
During Jackson's interview with the stars, he got advice about show biz. Said Franco, "I always tell people, just go out and try, and stop waiting around or dreaming it's going to happen. Just go and start doing things on your own."
By Ann Oldenburg