Brooke Shields revealed that green dress director Randal Kleiser tried to contact her after the release of her new Hulu documentary Adorable baby.
In the documentary, the actor and supermodel accused Kleiser of wanting to “sell my sexual awakening”.
Shields starred in the 1980 film alongside Christopher Atkins. Aged 14 and 18 at the time of filming, respectively, Shields and Atkins play cousins stranded on a deserted island.
As the characters mature, they fall in love and have a child together.
appeared on The Drew Barrymore Program on Tuesday (April 11), Shields was asked if any of the male directors she mentioned in the documentary had contacted her.
“I saw [Kleiser’s] on my phone, and I was like, ‘Oh, what do I do?’ and I put it on voicemail,” Shields said. “Because I was like, ‘I want to see what the tune is.’ He wants to talk. I don’t know about it, but I don’t want to repeat any of it.”
Shields added: “It’s not that. It’s about these men needing me to be in a certain category to serve their story, and it was never about me, it didn’t protect me. It’s fun and adorable sometimes, but I’m just there. I am a pawn, I am a chess piece, I am a commodity.”
independence have reached out to Kleiser for comment.
IN Adorable babyShields accused Kleiser (also known for directing Grease) and other directors exploited her in her youth – she played a prostitute in Louis Malle’s 1978 film Adorable baby age 11.
The documentary quotes Kleiser as telling a newspaper: “It’s true, she’s going from a child to a woman in the process.”
“They wanted to turn it into a reality show,” Shields said of creating green dress. “They wanted to sell my true sexual awakening.”
She continued: “The irony is that I don’t have any connection with my gender.”
Shields has previously stated that the film’s producers encouraged her and Atkins to form a romantic, real-life relationship for the film’s sake, however, both felt uncomfortable. with their age difference.
Beautiful Baby: Brooke Shields Now available on Disney Plus.