Brooke Shields looked cool as a cucumber when she was spotted dashing around New York City on Wednesday.She gave no hint of the public stir over
She gave no hint of the public stir over the many bombshell revelations that emerged from her shocking new documentary Pretty Baby.
The film allowed Brooke, 57, to bare her soul about the dark side of her life, from being pushed into showbiz and sexualized as a child to being raped at 22.
During her latest outing however she appeared to be in brighter spirits, beaming as she headed down a city sidewalk with a bulging takeaway bag after stopping by jewelry store Gorjana.
Warding off the northeastern chill with a charcoal anorak, Brooke cut a casual figure in a simple white striped blouse tucked partly into her fashionably flowy jeans.
Looking fab: Brooke Shields looked cool as a cucumber when she was spotted dashing around New York running errands this week; here she is seen leaving the store Gorjana
In the rearview: She gave no hint of the public stir over the many bombshell revelations that emerged from her shocking new documentary Pretty Baby
The Suddenly Susan star let her luxurious golden brown locks cascade freely over her shoulders as she made her way around the city that never sleeps.
She slipped on a worn-looking pair of white shoes that matched her nail polish and rounded off the ensemble with a cross-body bag.
Her latest outing comes after Brooke opened up about her 16-year-old daughter Grier’s fierce reaction to Pretty Baby.
The mother of two confessed that the teen was ‘outraged’ after watching it and discovering all the horrific experiences Brooke survived.
Brooke was painstakingly honest about her journey in the jaw-dropping Hulu documentary, which premiered on April 3.
Over the course of the film, she made a series of astonishing revelations about being pushed into the spotlight at a young age by her alcoholic mother.
The former supermodel recalled posing nude at age 10, playing a child prostitute when she was only 11, and being raped when she was 22.
Now, the actress has opened up about the anger – and sadness – her younger child felt after seeing Pretty Baby.
Off she goes: During her latest outing however she appeared to be in brighter spirits, beaming as she headed down a city sidewalk with a bulging takeaway bag
The look: Warding off the northeastern chill with a charcoal anorak, Brooke cut a casual figure in a simple white striped blouse tucked partly into her fashionably flowy jeans
During a recent appearance on Today with Hoda & Jenna, Brooke explained the Grier started ‘sobbing’ and ‘ran out of the screening room’ after becoming so horrified over everything she endured.
‘Grier looked at it as all the things that I kept from her, she was outraged and she was very sad,’ Brooke said.
‘She said, “Nothing you say to me, Mom, is going to make it better.” She said, “I hate seeing bad things happen to you.”
‘She just sobbed and ran out of the screening room, and my husband was upset because I wasn’t protecting her.’
As for her older daughter, Rowan, 19, the 57-year-old said she instantly felt the importance of the documentary, explaining, ‘[Rowan] was able to say, “Women need to see this.”‘
Brooke started modeling when she was just 11 months old – when she appeared in an ad for the brand Ivory Soap.
She went on to become one of the most successful child models of all time, starring in a slew of campaigns for enormous companies like Gerber, Calvin Klein, and Vogue – and she also expanded her career by stepping into the world of acting.
But in the documentary, Brooke said she was sexualized from a young age and slammed her mother, Teri, for allowing her to be put in so many inappropriate situations throughout her childhood.
With her mini me: Shields has opened up about her 16-year-old daughter, Grier’s fierce reaction to her brand new documentary, Pretty Baby. They are seen together earlier this month
Painful: Brooke said the teen was ‘outraged’ after watching it and discovering all the horrific things she went through during a recent appearance on Today with Hoda & Jenna
She famously played a sex worker in the 1978 movie Pretty Baby when she was just 11, and she had to kiss her costar, Keith Carradine, then 27, for one scene of the flick.
In the doc, her daughters revealed they had refused to watch it, with Rowan branding it as ‘child pornography.’
While chatting with The Sunday Times about it, the star said it was ‘hard for her’ to have the conversation about the movie with her daughters, and that she had to remind herself ‘not to justify her mother to them.’
‘I mean, I could say, “Oh, it was the time back then,” or, “Oh, it was art,” but I don’t know why she thought it was all right. I don’t know,’ she added.
‘I had to contend with so much at such an early age, and there was resilience, but also I put on blinders as a defense mechanism. But now I can look at that little girl and think, “She did it, she pulled through.”‘
The Blue Lagoon stars famously took a break from acting and modeling in the ’80s, to focus on her education instead.
However, she revealed in the documentary that after graduating from Princeton in 1987, she was raped by an unnamed man as she struggled to get back into the industry.
During the explosive movie, the former supermodel (seen as a kid) recalled posing nude at age 10, playing a child prostitute when she was only 11, and being raped when she was 22
She famously played a sex worker in the 1978 movie Pretty Baby when she was just 11 (seen), and she had to kiss her costar, Keith Carradine, then 27, for one scene of the flick
After getting dinner to discuss potential work, Brooke recalled the man saying, ‘Come back to the hotel and I’ll call a cab.’
‘I go up to the hotel room, and he disappears for awhile,’ she continued. ‘The door opens, the person comes out naked, and … I’m like, “S–t.” He’s right on me. Just like, was wrestling.’
Brooke added that she didn’t try to run away because she feared it would provoke him to hurt her more.
‘I was afraid I’d get choked out or something,’ she said in the film. ‘So I didn’t fight that much. I didn’t. I just absolutely froze.
‘I thought one “No” should’ve been enough, and I just thought, “Stay alive and get out,” and I just shut it out.
‘God knows I knew how to be disassociated from my body. I’d practiced that. I went down in the elevator, and I got my own cab. I just cried all the way to my friend’s apartment.’
Mom pushed her: In the documentary, Brooke said she was sexualized from a young age and slammed her alcoholic mother, Teri, for allowing her to be put in so many inappropriate situations; seen in 1978