Janet Jackson says new film helped her deal with MJ`s death

London: American singer Janet Jackson has said that her new movie Why Did I Get Married Too? helped her deal with the demise of her brother Michael Jackson.

Janet said that shooting for the film after the King of Pop`s death in June 2009 was very challenging.

"My brother had just passed away and I was going through so much at the time. I left his funeral service and flew straight back to the film set that night so it was very tough for me in some ways and very cathartic in others. I got so much love from the crew and cast. They were very loving and very warm," a news daily quoted the 44-year-old singer as saying.

"Some scenes really gave me the chance to release the emotions I was going through. I had real tears. It was very draining but it helped me get through it," she added.