Hard to believe, but they seem just like any other kids.
Michael Jackson's children—Prince, 14, Paris, 12 and Blanket, 9—sat down with Good Morning America host Robin Roberts in an interview that aired today, in which they discussed everything from the loss of their father to their favorite hobbies.
And the formerly sheltered, home-schooled kids are way more normal than they appeared to be back in the day—you know, when dad forced them to wear those freaky masks.
In addition to having permanently removed the veils, all three kids have been attending a traditional school since their father's death in 2009. They crack jokes about their favorite subjects—a now deep-voiced and growing Prince, who plays basketball and hopes to become a big-time movie producer, likes "gym and lunch." He says he's "looking at a few opportunities" in filmmaking and wants to continue something similar to the private movie-production lessons his father was getting him from a UCLA professor.
A striking Paris, who has taken a cue from dad and wants to be an actress, agrees with an "amen." She says she will be auditioning for a school play next week.
All three shoot home movies together in front of grandma and legal guardian, Katherine Jackson.
Roberts also talked to the three about carrying on Michael's legacy. The interview was filmed at the Sydney M. Irmas Transitional Living Center, where the kids volunteer, helping homeless families.
Prince says the three hope to "continue what our dad was doing, helping children across the world and animals that couldn't help themselves."
Paris agreed with a "ditto."
"They're good kids," Katherine says in the interview. "This is the first time they've ever had regular schooling. They love it, you dont have to make them get up, they get up and they're ready for school."
At the center, they played Bingo, ate ice cream, played iPods and Paris showed off her yellow nail polish.
As Roberts sums things up: the kids seem to be coming along "just fine."