Brooke Shields got candid about her mother during an interview with Drew Barrymore on Tuesday’s episode of The Drew Barrymore Show.
The Blue Lagoon star, 57, is promoting her documentary Pretty Baby: Brooke Shields and got brutally honest about her relationship with her late mother Teri Shields.
And the E.T. actress, 48, could relate and shared her own stories about her relationship with her mother, Jaid Barrymore, 76.
The 50 First Dates star asked the Endless Love actress – who recently revealed she was taken off Tom Cruise’s cake list – if her mother dated any of Brooke’s partners — like Drew’s mother did.
‘No, because she was in love with me,’ Brooke claimed while adding that her mother had no interest in men while she was managing her daughter’s career.
Mom issues: Brooke Shields sat down for an interview with Drew Barrymore on Tuesday’s episode of the Drew Barrymore Show
Weird relationships: Drew understood where Brooke was coming from since she also had a weird relationship with her mother Jaid Barrymore
Needy: The Blue Lagoon star, 57, is promoting her documentary Pretty Baby: Brooke Shields documentary on Hulu and got brutally candid about her relationship with her late mother Teri Shields
‘I was her main focus. Both of us were cut off from our sexuality,’ the Suddenly Susan star revealed.
Drew then told Brooke about her own odd mother anecdote – the time she tried to date her boyfriend.
‘My mom was so enamored with me that she wanted to be with the people I was with,’ the Never Been Kissed explained.
‘I get it,’ Brooke responded. ‘It’s so needy and weird,’ adding that her mother accompanied her to every single interview she had when she was younger.
‘No one’s going to get you. I’m going to be there. I’m there first. You’re mine. I’m not going to give you to somebody,’ Brooke said.
‘Under the guise of protection, but it was more ownership and fear, I think,’ the Just Shoot Me alum added.
But at the time, Brooke didn’t mind how her mother acted because she connected the work she was doing with being able to buy ‘stuff’ for her mother.
‘I did a movie and we got a car. All I knew was keep my mother alive, keep dancing and get stuff,’ she recalled.
Needy and weird: ‘No one’s going to get you. I’m going to be there. I’m there first. You’re mine. I’m not going to give you to somebody,’ Brooke said about her mother accompanying her to every interview
Brooke and Teri: Brooke’s mom infamously managed every aspect of her young daughter’s career
Dating woes: Drew revealed that her mother tried to date the people she was with
‘But to emerge from it not angry or jaded … it’s something in your character. It’s in my character,’ the mom of daughters Rowan, 19, and Grier, 16, said.
Drew also asked Brooke if her explosive new documentary had had any fallout and if she’d heard from anyone from her past since its release.
Brooke told the Charlie’s Angels star that she had gotten a phone call from Blue Lagoon director Randal Kleiser.
‘I saw his name on my phone, and I was like, “oh, what do I do?” And I let it go to voicemail because I was like, “I want to see what the tone is,”‘she said.
Thick as thieves: ‘But to emerge from it not angry or jaded … it’s something in your character. It’s in my character,’ the mom of daughters Rowan, 19, and Grier, 16, said
Little Girl Lost: Drew documented her own dysfunctional relationship with her mother in her memoir Little Girl Lost
The performer then stated that she did not feel as if she wanted to discuss their experiences at the time.
‘He wants to chat. I don’t know about what, I don’t feel like bringing any of it back up again,’ she said.
The Lipstick Jungle alum went on to remark that she felt as if she was functionally exploited during her early years as a performer.
‘It was about, you know, these males needing me to be in a certain category to serve their story and it never was about me, it was never protective of me,’ she said.
She concluded by stating that, although she did have certain fond memories from her early years as an actress, she had come to view many of her past experiences in a negative light.
‘It was fun and loving at times, but…I was just there. I was a pawn, I was a piece, I was a commodity,’ she said.