Stevie Nicks and Paris Jackson in Conversation for CR13
The young actress-model-musician talks to her all-time idol
September 14, 2018
The thought of speaking to her forever-idol Stevie Nicks makes Paris Jackson extremely nervous. So nervous, in fact, that she almost can’t muster the courage to do it. For so long has the 20-year-old actress-model-musician admired the iconic Gold Dust woman that she is petrified of saying the wrong thing, of talking too much or too little. But Nicks puts Jackson at ease with the first syllable of her velvet voice, and the two speak about the perils of social media, the power of folk, and the necessity of finding one’s place in the music.
Stevie Nicks: Tell me who you are and what you love.
Paris Jackson: I’m very open about myself and my personality on my social media. I don’t post a lot pictures of myself, but I post a lot of pictures of the things that I love. There are a couple pictures of you on there, actually.
Stevie Nicks: I’m going to tell you this because it will make you laugh: I don’t have a computer, I just have a flip phone in case of a fire.
Paris Jackson: Good!
Stevie Nicks: I’m like your sweet old grandmother who lives down the street. I’m not on Facebook. I mean there is a Facebook [account set up], but I have absolutely nothing to do with it. I have never even been on your social media.
Paris Jackson: Honestly, the less I use my social media, the happier I am, and I’ve been using it less and less, but when I do use it I make sure to keep it very real and honest and true to myself.
Stevie Nicks: Right, and that’s good.
Paris Jackson: People can be really cruel online. People can be really fucked up so I try to…
Stevie Nicks: It’s out of my realm of understanding. And if you’ve paid attention to my life, you know that I really believe in the art of mystery. I believe that being mysterious is really great.
Paris Jackson: You’re kind of the queen of that.
Stevie Nicks: It’s always been my way, since I joined Fleetwood Mac in 1975. I really didn’t want people to know that much about me, except the crazy things building up to joining Fleetwood Mac that I was willing to share, but as far as my life or my boyfriends or my love affairs or my friends or any of that, I preferred to be the…forbidden queen. We all built a persona, and that was mine, and I have pretty much followed it to now. It’s still the way I run my life. Except on the flipside, I am really willing to say, well, I was a waitress, I was a cleaning lady, I supported Lindsey [Buckingham] completely. I was the sole provider for almost five years for us before we joined Fleetwood Mac, when we had no money and absolutely nothing, except our four-track Ampex that his grandmother left us money for. But I’m probably the queen of selfies because I started with Polaroids in, oh God, probably 1978. I would take my Polaroid camera on the road and set up full-on sets by myself while everyone went to bed at the hotel, and I would take these Polaroids, which I dug out for my last record, 24 Karat Gold, and used a lot of the ones that I thought would never be used. But people go, “God, you’ve been taking selfies way before us,” and I was.
Read the full (fantastic) interview on crfashionbook.com
Photo credit: Mario Sorrenti via CR Fashion Book website | Herbert Wothington | Neal Preston