Brooke Shields' upcoming documentary "Pretty Baby" takes an all-encompassing look backmost astatine the actress's vocation and details the aggravated media scrutiny she faced arsenic a kid star.
The two-part Hulu bid examines Shields' emergence to fame, including her intersexual objectification astatine a young property arsenic the prima of the arguable movies "Pretty Baby" and "The Blue Lagoon" and her narration with her alcoholic parent and manager, Teri Shields. In her series, which premiered successful February astatine the Sundance Film Festival, Shields, 57, revealed for the archetypal clip she had been raped successful her 20s.
In an interrogation with the Associated Press, the exemplary explained wherefore opening up astir her intersexual battle by an unnamed manufacture nonrecreational was the astir hard portion of telling her beingness story
"I was disquieted astir the #MeToo worldly conscionable due to the fact that I didn’t privation it to beryllium reduced to conscionable a headline," Shields said.
Brooke Shields shared that revealing she was raped successful her 20s was the hardest portion of making her documentary bid "Pretty Baby." ( Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
She continued, "And yet I knew that if I didn’t, I would person felt similar a hypocrite oregon inauthentic. I haven’t been capable to speech astir it up until now, and past it felt like, you benignant of beryllium it to yourself."
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"And I conscionable hoped that retired of 2 hours and nevertheless galore minutes, the 1 little communicative — I mean, I knew it’s going to beryllium clickbait — but I was disquieted that I would get fto down again by the press."
The two-time Golden Globe nominee explained that she developed coping mechanisms to grip the unrelenting property sum and her late mother's drinking problem.
"I deliberation that happens with a kid of an alcoholic," she told AP. "You know, you truly bash larn to compartmentalize."
She besides reflected connected processing coping mechanics to grip her parent and manager Teri Shields' alcoholism. (Photo by Robert R McElroy/Getty Images)
She continued, "You emotion a idiosyncratic who is precise breached and has a illness that they cannot look to get nether control. But you can’t spend to person their emotion not beryllium real."
"So you learn, erstwhile things felt …not successful control…I would go precise organized, and that benignant of was my center, that was my meditation, you know, redoing my Filofax oregon refolding my socks."
Teri managed Shields' vocation from the clip she made her modeling debut astatine 11 months aged into her 20s. She died astatine property 79 aft a agelong unwellness related to dementia.
Shields besides reflected connected gaining a assurance successful her endowment that she didn't person successful her younger years. The "A Castle For Christmas" prima elaborated connected the meaning down a connection she makes successful the documentary, successful which she said she is "owning her individuality fully."
Teri managed Shields' vocation from her infancy into her 20s. ( Jack Mitchell/Getty Images)
"I made myself tiny for truthful long, either to beryllium relatable oregon to not beryllium threatening oregon humbled, you know?," she told the Associated Press.
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She continued, "Don’t beryllium a snob. Don’t beryllium arrogant. Have radical similar you. Be benignant to everyone. It was similar this the mode I grew up, and I was rewarded for it."
"I’m saying that it’s good to pat myself connected the enarthrosis a small bit. It’s good to accidental I truly bash person endowment due to the fact that I wouldn’t inactive beryllium present if I didn’t. It’s not conscionable due to the fact that I’m astute oregon conscionable due to the fact that I look a definite way. I’ve maintained a vocation and kept challenging myself, and I don’t deliberation I ever felt assured capable to accidental it retired loud. I ever conscionable wanted different people’s support astir my talent, ne'er reasoning that I could springiness it to myself."
The histrion explained that she besides feels much assured to explicit and asseverate herself successful media interviews portion promoting "Pretty Baby."
The histrion said that she present feels much assured successful her endowment than erstwhile she was younger. (Getty Images)
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"What I noticed erstwhile I was a small miss was that cipher truly wanted my answers," she said. "They wanted their communicative to beryllium the soundbite that I gave them. And being precise stubborn always, I, successful my ain way, refused to springiness it to them."
Shields went connected to say, "Now, I don’t ever consciousness similar I’m connected the antiaircraft due to the fact that I’ve learned that I’m not astatine anybody else’s mercy."
"Looking back, I tin spot that that’s what I was doing, and I don’t request to bash that anymore, which is precise empowering but, you know, it took 40-something years," she added with a laugh.
Ashley Hume is an amusement writer for Fox News Digital. Story tips tin beryllium sent to email@example.com and connected Twitter: @ashleyhume