The 39-year-old actress once worked with the late pop icon on a commercial for the lifestyle brand LA Gear, and the 'Thriller' hitmaker subsequently invited Jennifer - who was 10 at the time - to a party at his world-famous home, where she was mesmerised by a Ferris wheel and a candy shop that baked chocolate-chip cookies.
Looking back on the experience, Jennifer admitted: ''It was amazing. It was, like, one of those big life moments where you're like, 'Wow this is extraordinary.'''
However, Jennifer conceded that she was simply too young to really appreciate what a surreal experience it was at the time.
She confessed that if the same opportunity had arisen during her 20s, she'd have been overcome by nerves.
She told 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!': ''Now, like, thinking back on it, if I had been in my 20s, I probably would have, like, pooped my pants a little bit. Like, 'Oh my God! I'm about to work with Michael Jackson.'
''At 10, I was just like 'Oh he's so cool. This is going to be really fun.'''
Jennifer learned a few of Michael's signature dance moves for the purpose of the commercial.
And although she had to leave the shoot early in order to attend a charity function, the actress can still recall what the King of Pop - who died in June 2009 - said to her as she left.
Jennifer shared: ''He stopped at the end of the day [and] he was like 'You don't know how important it is that you're doing something that's special and important for other people.' And he was like 'Never lose that. Always be that person.'''
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