Brooke Shields recently appeared on "The Drew Barrymore Show" to discuss her recent documentary "Pretty Baby: Brooke Shields" where she opened up about her complicated relationship with her late mother, Teri Shields. The pair discussed their strained relationships with their mothers, finding similarities between the two. Barrymore mentioned that her own mother "went and dated my boyfriends," and asked Shields if she ever experienced something like that with her mother. Shields responded saying, "No, because she was in love with me." She continued by saying, "I was her main focus and both of us were gonna be cut off from our sexuality."
Shields continued to recall her relationship with her mother, Teri, who passed away in 2012 at the age of 79. "I was going to stay a virgin, she was going to be just Teri Terrific and being there. So it's like... it's so layered, and it's so needy and it's so sad and broken," she told Barrymore. During the conversation, Barrymore responded saying, "We're sitting here laughing about the fact that our moms were so in love with us that they behaved so absolutely inappropriately and we have our sense of humor intact and I love us for that." Shields also spoke about why her mother always seemed to appear alongside her during interviews, where she responded saying, It was, no one's gonna get you, I'm gonna be there, I'm there first. You're mine. I'm not going to give you to somebody…. Under the guise of protection, but it was more ownership and fear, I think."
In Shields' documentary, "Pretty Baby," she sheds lights on her experiences as an actress and being in the spotlight at such a young age. She recalls her childhood spend on sets of photoshoots and controversial films such as "Pretty Baby" and "Blue Lagoon," along with an insights into her thoughts and emotions through it all. "Pretty Baby: Brooke Shields" is now streaming on Hulu.