One of the things he use to like to do was come by my house sometimes if we didn’t work, like we didn’t stay in the studio all day but he’d do something and I’d drop him off at 6 or something ..then he’d circle round back a couple of hours later, he’d come to my house and say ‘Where are the kids?’ I’d say ‘They’re asleep upstairs, we just got them to lay down and be quiet, read them stories ..’Can I just go up and look?’ .. ‘Yeah, but don’t wake anybody up’. In three minutes there was a pillow fight up there, the kids were yelling and screaming, and he was you know .. and then he’d walk downstairs and, you know I have hyperactive kids and I go ‘Michael, I told you. Why did you do that, now I have to ..’ and he’d laugh! He had a laugh that was SO loud ..you now and he’d walk right out the door. That was his sole purpose to come and wake those kids up, he thought that was the funniest thing in the world.
Naomi says she’d never met Michael before going on location in the California dessert, but she’d heard what to watch out for with him and she beat him to the punch.
“I heard Michael was a prankster so before he played a joke on me I wanted to get him. So one day we finished shooting and I pulled out a water pistol (laughs) and laid it on him. Actually, it was tough hiding it up my skirt, because I’m not sure if you’ve seen it but my skirt is very short, so… but I got him. I hid it well.”
The “A team”: Bruce Swedien, Brad Sundberg, Michael Prince, Michael Jackson.