She was one of the kid stars with whom Michael Jackson shared a hot tub.
Frye writes: “So there I was sitting with Michael Jackson, alone in his Jacuzzi, talking about life, love, and the secrets of the world. I was eight years old. Yes, I know you’re probably horrified, or at least a little confused as you read this, wondering how in the world I got there.”
She met Jackson through his close friend, Quincy Jones, and shortly thereafter, Frye and her mother were invited to Jackson’s home.
“Michael took my mother and me on a tour of his home. We saw his elaborate costumes encased in glass, his bedroom, all of his knickknacks, and his stunning recording studio…We watched Willy Wonka and Michael and I sat next to each other. He had a way of speaking as if he were a child, too.”
On The Today Show, Frye said, “I didn’t realize how strange it was then.”