open. Brooke Shields Documentary looks back on her life Pretty Baby: Brooke Shields And for the first time, we discuss sexual assault.
“I didn’t know when, or at all, I was going to bring this up,” the 57-year-old model explained. hollywood reporter Thursday, January 19th. I definitely worked very hard through it and learned to handle it.
In the new film, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on Friday, Jan. 20, Shields recalled having trouble finding movie roles after graduating from Princeton University in 1987. excited to meet an old friend, he invited her to his hotel room to hail a taxi.
“I’m completely frozen” blue coral reef The star said in the documentary rolling stone“My ‘no’ should have been enough.” And I just thought ‘stay alive and get out’. And I know God knew how to separate me from my body. ”
Shields continues: And the system never came to my aid, did it? That’s why I had no choice but to become stronger with my own power.”
movie directed by Lana Wilson (who took the helm Taylor Swiftof Miss Americana doc) shows Shields processing his feelings, from initially rejecting a bodyguard who said the incident was rape, to finally writing a scathing letter to the perpetrator. .
“I’ve come to a place, a time in our society where we can talk more openly about these things,” Shields told THR. I hope that I have come to this place and as a mother of two little girls I can be an advocate just by hearing my story, because this happens every day and it shouldn’t happen. I feel like I’ve gotten to the point where I can talk about it.It took me a long time.”
The New York native shares daughters Rowan, 19, and Greer, 16, with her husband. Chris HenchyShe has been married to a producer since 2001.