Hollywood actress Brooke Shields will write a memoir about his mother. Her new book, Once Upon a Time, There Was a Little Girl, will soon appear on the shelves of American bookstores. In it, Brooke describes his difficult relationship with her mother Teri Shields, who was also her agent and contributed to the development of her daughter's career at the very beginning.
The release is due on November 18, but before it, the 49-year-old actress told in an interview with the New York Post what her new creation is about. By the way, Shields's mother died in 2012 at the age of 79.
“The most difficult thing is to collect pleasant memories from childhood. I must say that there are not many of them. Many things could be different now, and my mother's life could be very different,”- said Brooke. The actress's mother's life was not easy, and it was with her filing that Brooke began her career at the age of thirteen. The actress recalls how often she sat in bars with her mother while she got drunk. And she drank almost all her life.
Shields recalls that when she was little, no one helped her mother with raising a child, and they could not afford a nanny. Therefore, she left her daughter with a neighbor, her old friend. At Teri's funeral, the same neighbor said that he slept with little Brooke (in the literal sense of the word) when she was little.
“It is now considered sexual harassment or molestation of minors. But then, in the distant 60s, if you could not afford a nanny, you could no doubt leave your child with a neighbor or friends,”said the actress.
Teri really wanted Brooke to date "nice young people" (as nice as famous) like George Michael, Michael Jackson, John Travolta. Teri herself, by the way, appeared in public for a while with Woody Allen.
However, Brooke knew she could count on her mother. And according to the actress, the mother "could turn the plane if Brooke forgot the doll at the airport." Despite the fact that the mother easily agreed to the invitation of her daughter to the shooting of "Blue Lagoon" (1980) or "Cuties" (1978) with explicit scenes (and the girl was then underage), Shields is sure that her mother protected her interests. When agencies insisted on changing Brooke's appearance, her mother sent everyone away and went with her daughter to others.
“My childhood was not easy, it was not fun, but thanks to every day that passed, I am now who I am,” concluded Brooke.