Brooke Shields is like a dinosaur by showbiz standards (in the best possible way) – she’s been a working model and actress for absolutely ages, but you never really hear much in the way of scandals about her. Wanna know why? Because she made sure to avoid it by not acting like a damn idiot in public and getting into trouble, despite whatever racy roles she might have embodied on screen.
In an interview with Haute Living (via US Weekly):
“I would get invited to Studio 54, but I’d leave before all the craziness and drugs happened,” she told the new issue of Haute Living. “I never saw the bag passed around. Andy Warhol and all those guys were very sweet to me. There was something about me that they wanted to protect and uphold.”
Shields, now 47, first made her big screen debut as a child prostitute in Louis Malle’s controversial Pretty Baby at the young age of 12. The actress said that even though there were plenty of naysayers surrounding the film’s release, she was personally never fazed by the risque roles she took on.
“I think that the reason why I was unfazed was because there was an innocence to the characters,” she said. “In Pretty Baby the director didn’t want a little Lolita, he wanted an innocent kid and he got that.”
Word. I like Brooke Shields – she’s a pretty okay actress, she’s been very frank and open about her struggles with postpartum depression and does a lot of charity work and just seems like a pretty cool lady. Maybe some of the younger stars today should be taking a page from her book.