Rashida Jones Reveals the Prank She Played with Michael Jackson

The actress describes what it was like to grow up with the King of Pop and says they once soaked a crowd with water guns

Rashida Jones experienced many perks growing up the daughter of powerful music producer Quincy Jones -- and chief among them was getting to know talented superstars like Michael Jackson.

The Parks and Recreation actress, 35, tells Playboy magazine that she was raised around the King of Pop, because her father produced three of his legendary albums: Off The Wall, Thriller and Bad. Because of that familiarity, she feels qualified to admit that the late sensation's eccentric behavior and gentle personality made him seem much younger than his age.

"Michael basically grew up with us, so I have a million memories of him. We were at each other's house all the time. He was definitely a little bit of an alien, for sure, and when I was young, it felt as if he was my age, not 18 years older, but with just a little bit more pep."

As she got older, Jackson continued to be a close friend of the family, and Jones was able to see the prankster inside the global phenomenon.

"Later in my life, we'd go out on the town together. He always wore those surgical masks," she recalls. "Once, my sister, Michael, Emmanuel Lewis and I got in a car with Super Soakers and went by a movie theatre and supersoaked the hell out of people waiting in line. They had no idea they'd just been supersoaked by the King of Pop."

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