VIDEO: Janet Jackson Says Family Doing “Well” After Michael’s Death

Janet Jackson talked about how her brother Michael’s shocking death played into her standout performance in her new film, Why Did I Get Married Too?, and has the clip for you.

Jackson plays author-psychologist Patricia in the film, and said she channeled “recent [events] in my family’s life” in her performance. She said she also drew upon her personal experiences for the role, as many of her friends often come to her for counsel.

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“She was really, really, really amazing,” director Tyler Perry said. “She did a really wonderful job.”

Michael Jackson’s June 25 death coincided with the filming, and Janet said that Perry was a calming influence, as he was one of the first people to call her. Perry also stopped production on the film to attend the funeral service.

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“He was so there for me, in every way,” Janet said. “It was perfect, it was great.”

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When asked about the Jackson family, Janet said they were doing “well.”

Why Did I Get Married Too? hits theaters April 2.

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