Opening up. Brooke Shields appears to be like again at her life within the documentary Fairly Child: Brooke Shields and, for the primary time, discusses being sexually assaulted.
“I didn’t know if or when or if in any respect I used to be ever going to convey this up,” the mannequin, 57, defined to The Hollywood Reporter on Thursday, January 19. “It has taken me a few years of remedy to even be capable to speak about it. I positively have labored very onerous by it, and I’ve realized to course of it.”
Within the new film — which premiered on Friday, January 20, at Sundance Movie Pageant — Shields recalled struggling to search out movie roles after her 1987 commencement from Princeton College. She was excited to satisfy with an previous pal a couple of doable undertaking, and he invited her again to his resort room with a purpose to name a cab.
“I simply completely froze,” the Blue Lagoon star stated within the documentary by way of Rolling Stone. “My one ‘no’ ought to have been sufficient. And I simply thought, ‘Keep alive, and get out.’ And I simply shut it out. And god is aware of I knew be disassociated from my physique. I’d practiced that.”
Shields continued: “I needed to erase the entire thing from my thoughts and physique, and simply carry on the trail I used to be on. And the system had by no means as soon as come to assist me, you already know? So, I simply needed to get stronger alone.”
The movie, directed by Lana Wilson (who helmed Taylor Swift‘s Miss Americana doc) reveals Shields processing her emotions, from initially refusing a bodyguard who stated the incident was rape to finally writing her assailant a scathing letter.
“I’ve come to a spot, and we’ve come to a time in our society, the place we will speak about this stuff rather more overtly,” Shields instructed THR. “I had no thought I used to be going to say it. I believed, I’ve arrived at this place, and I really feel as a mom of two younger ladies that I hope that simply by even listening to my incident that I can add myself to changing into an advocate. As a result of that is one thing that does occur day by day, and it shouldn’t be taking place. I felt that I had arrived at a spot the place I may speak about it. It’s taken me a very long time.”
The New York native shares daughters Rowan, 19, and Grier, 16, with husband Chris Henchy. She has been married to the producer since 2001.