Brooke Shields still struggling to understand why her mother let her pose n**ed.n**ed aged 10 and play prostitute aged 11
Posted by  badge Boss on Mar 27
Brooke Shields speaks out in new documentary Brooke Shields: Pretty Baby (Picture: Hulu/Getty)

has reflected on her childhood as she says she would never let her own children participate in the ‘pornography’ she did.

The actress, 57, was just 11 years old when she played a prostitute in .

In it, she was forced to kiss co-star Keith Carradine, then 27. Her mother, Teri Shields, reportedly stood and watched the scene happen, while Carradine assured the child star it was all ‘make-believe’.

‘I don’t know why she thought it was all right. I don’t know,’ she said in a new interview.

The star’s mother died in 2012 at age 79 following a long illness related to dementia.

Brooke and the film will be the subject of a documentary, Brooke Shields: Pretty Baby, that sees the actor and model ‘become a woman who discovers her power after being a sexualised young girl’, according to a synopsis.

The documentary shows a scene, per , in which Brooke’s own daughter, Rowan, 19, describes the actress’ childhood career as ‘child pornography’.

‘It’s child pornography! Would you have let us [do that] at the age of 11?’ she asks her mum, who tearfully says ‘no’.

‘That was hard for me, to not justify my mum to them, but when they asked, I thought, “Oh God, I have to admit this”. But I don’t know why she thought it was all right,’ Brooke told .

Shields was just 13 when she appeared in Pretty Baby alongside Kieth Carradine (Picture: Paramount/Getty Images)
The film sees Brooke star as Violet, a child prostitute (Picture: NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)
The star claims her mother watched on during a scene in which she had to kiss co-star Keith (Picture: Ron Galella/Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)
Brooke landed several major modelling campaigns over the years (Picture: Hulu)
Brooke’s daughter Rowan described her childhood career as ‘child pornography’ (Picture: Getty Images)

In the documentary, Brooke explains to her two daughters, including Grier, 16, that she would never let them watch Pretty Baby.

When Brooke was just 10, she was allowed to pose nude for Playboy, while at 14, she became the youngest model to grace the cover of Vogue.

The trailer for Pretty Baby: Brooke Shields, begins with Brooke as a teenager being asked what she made of all the ‘fuss being made over’ her as she sat next to her mum.

Brooke will be the subject of her own documentary that explores her career (Picture: Hulu)
The documentary will see Brooke explore her career from child actor to adult star while ‘finding her voice’ along the way (Picture: STILLS/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
It will also see Brooke open up on her friendship with Michael Jackson (Picture: Yvonne Hemsey/Liaison)
The two-part documentary will come to Disney Plus next month (Picture: Amy Sussman/Getty Images)
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In the footage from an old interview, she smiles and answers: ‘I think it’s kind of fun.’

The male journalist then tells her that she really is an ‘exquisite-looking young lady’ and a ‘pretty girl’.

Talking about Pretty Baby, Brooke admits she is ‘amazed’ that she ‘survived any of it’.

‘I found my confidence and thought, “I can have my own opinion”, she goes on to admit after struggling through her childhood to “find her voice”.

Brooke Shields: Pretty Baby premieres on April 3 on Hulu and will be available to stream in the UK on Disney Plus.

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