Brooke Shields said her mom never dated anyone because she was “in love with her” in a shocking interview on Tuesday’s episode of The Drew Barrymore Show.
The Blue Lagoon star, 57, promoting her telltale documentary, got brutally honest about her relationship with her alcoholic late mother Teri Shields who died in 2012, days after berating Teri for allowing her to pose nude for a Playboy publication at the age of 10.
ET actress Barrymore, 48, revealed she was able to relate as she shared her own stories about her famously dysfunctional relationship with her mother Jaid Barrymore, 76.
Barrymore asked Shields if her mother Teri had dated one of her partners – as Barrymore’s own mother had.
“No, because she was in love with me,” Shields claimed — adding that her mother had no interest in men as she ran her daughter’s career.
Candid: Brooke Shields said her mom never dated anyone because she was “in love with her” in a shocking interview on Tuesday’s episode of The Drew Barrymore Show
Together: The Blue Lagoon star, 57, promoting her documentary, got brutally honest about her relationship with her late mother Teri Shields who died in 2012, branding her parents’ relationship with her ‘needy and weird’ (pictured together in 1979)
She added, “I was her main focus. We were both cut off from our sexuality.
Barrymore then shared her own experience of a time when her mother tried to date Jaid with her boyfriend.
She said, “My mom was so in love with me she wanted to be with the people I was with,” to which Shields replied, “I get it.” It’s so needy and weird,” adding that her mother accompanied her to every interview she had when she was younger.
Shields said, “Nobody’s gonna get you. I’ll be there. I’ll be there first. You’re mine. I’m not going to give you to anyone.
“Under the guise of protection, but it was more possession and fear.”
But at the time, Shields didn’t mind how her mother acted, as she associated the work she did with being able to buy “stuff” for her mother.
“I made a movie and we have a car. All I knew was to keep my mom alive, keep dancing and get things,” she recalls.
Her manager: “No, because she was in love with me,” Brooke claimed, adding that her mother had no interest in men as she ran her daughter’s career
Dating problems: Drew revealed that her mother tried to date Jaid with the people she was with (pictured 1982)
‘But not to come off angry or jaded… that’s in your character. It’s in my character,” said the mother of daughters Rowan, 19, and Grier, 16.
In the aftermath of the documentary, Shields had received a call from Blue Lagoon director Randal Kleiser.
She said, “I saw his name on my phone and I was like, ‘Oh, what do I do?’ And I let it go to voicemail because I thought, “I want to see what the tone is.”
‘He wants to talk. I don’t know about what, I don’t feel like getting anything back from it.
Shields added that she felt she was functionally exploited during her early years as a performer.
She said, “It was about, you know, these guys needed me to be in a certain category to serve their story and it was never about me, it was never protective of me.”
“It was fun and loving at times, but… I was just there. I was a pawn, I was a piece, I was a commodity,” she said.
This comes after Shields said she would never have allowed her children to participate in the “pornography” she was exposed to by her mother as a child star.
The actress was just 11 when she was forced to seductively kiss Keith Carradine, then 27, in the 1978 film Pretty Baby, in which she played a prostitute.
Shields said she struggled to understand how her mother Teri Shields didn’t intervene when she revealed her own daughters and refused to look at them.
In an excerpt from the upcoming Pretty Baby documentary, Rowan says, “It’s child porn! Would you have let us (do) us at age 11?’
Horrific: This comes after Shields said she would never have allowed her children to participate in the ‘pornography’ her mother exposed her to as a child star
Miss Shields replies ‘No’ as she is overcome with emotion. Recalling the conversation, she told The magazine Sunday Times“That was hard for me, not to justify my mother to them, but when they asked, I thought, ‘Oh God, I have to admit this.'” But I don’t know why she thought it was okay. ‘
shields, an only child, said she couldn’t be mad at her because her mother was so insecure.
The actress has long deflected blame from her mother – who at age 10 allowed Shields to pose nude for a Playboy publication, but now Shields has admitted, “I don’t know why she thought it was okay. Don’t know.’
The actress breaks down as she reflects on her childhood under the starlight – coping with issues from being sexualized as a pre-pubescent girl, to the public shame she felt about losing her virginity as a young adult.
Shields explained to her two daughters that she would never show them the movie where she kissed a 27-year-old Carradine, while also appearing nude.
Shields’ mother reportedly stood by to watch it happen, while her co-star Carradine assured her it was all “make-belief.”
The two-part documentary, also titled “Pretty Baby,” will premiere on Hulu on April 3.
The documentary, directed by Lana Wilson, takes its name from Louis Malle’s 1978 film “Pretty Baby,” a drama about a young sex worker, played by Shields, in New Orleans in 1917.
In the film, written by Polly Platt, she kisses Carradine while also appearing nude.
Shields’ character seduced Keith Carradine in a scene from the 1978 movie “Pretty Baby” when she was 11 and he was 27
At one point, Shields reportedly made a dismissive face and was yelled at by the director. Yet her mother never intervened.
“That was… that was hard for me, not to justify my mother to them, but when they asked me, I was like, ‘Oh God, I have to admit this,'” Shields told the Times when talking about the documentary spoke.
“I mean, I could say, ‘Oh, it was the old days’ or ‘Oh, it was art.’ But I don’t know why she thought it was right. Don’t know.’
It was neither the first nor the last time she was sexualized by the media. At fifteen she shot ‘Blue Lagoon’ and then came ‘Endless Love’. Both contain sex and nudity. And then there were those Calvin Klein denim ads.
When she was 16 and a global star, a family friend and photographer tried to sell nude photos he had taken of her when she was only 10. Her mother sued and the family went to court, but the photographer won.
Shields, who has written two memoirs, has been approached about documentaries before and always said no. But with a child entering college, and with the encouragement of her friend Ali Wentworth and an overall good feeling about where she stands in life after years of therapy, Shields felt the time was right.
She recently admitted that even in her books she didn’t tell the whole truth when it came to the nude pictures of her as a child.
“It was really too much for me to give in to that,” Shields said. “Writing about it just broke me. It was she I protected.’