The 35-year-old actress grew up around the late pop superstar because of his close friendship with her father - who produced Michael`s three classic albums, `Off The Wall`, `Thriller` and `Bad` - and she admits his eccentric personality and kind nature were out of sync with the rest of the world.
She told Playboy magazine: "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."
When Rashida got older she would hang out with Michael - who died in June 2009 aged just 50 - and she has revealed the `Black or White` singer loved to drive around secretly squirting strangers with water pistols.
The `Social Network` star added: "Later in my life, we`d go out on the town together. He always wore those surgical masks. 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."