‘I look sexier. I don’t feel like myself anymore
Don’t mess with Brooke Shields.
At 56, the actress, model and entrepreneur has gone through several reinventions. Of his role that changed his career in the 1980s The Blue Lagoon to co-found The beginning is now, a lifestyle platform for women over 40, it’s clear that Shields is in her prime — and she’s learned many life lessons along the way.
In a new interview with MSNBC, the multi-hyphenated mogul opens up about the society’s youth-obsessed culture, explaining that she’s in a much better shape now than she was in her twenties.
“It’s an interesting thing to be 56 and say, ‘Now I’m ready to go,'” Shields said of his life now. “I now feel like I’m the most powerful and dynamic, and I’m not bogged down by the same insecurities or pettiness. I don’t give a fuck the same way I did when I was a kid. I think I look sexier I feel more like myself I feel like I’m living my life, on my terms.
Shields became a sex symbol after her iconic (and controversial) Calvin Klein ad in the early 80s. But when she turned 40, she said Hollywood told her she was “over.”
“You’re marketed if you’re 20 or wear dentures. But the margin in the middle is a very, very full and vibrant generation,” she explained. “Every time a door closed in front of me, I was just looking for another outlet. I’m always ahead of the game because I learned from that.
Now the new face of True Botanicals, a clean skincare brand, Shields wants to use all of its platforms to remind women that it’s okay to turn your life around when you don’t feel like you’re getting what you deserve.
“Every woman I know who is over 40 has pivoted in an amazing way,” she said. “Once you enter that period of your life, you actually have more options.”
“We are all so much more valuable than society gives us credit for,” she added. “I feel lucky because I have faith in myself. And when I lose that belief, there are people around me who remind me of that.”
The star has slammed the industry and society as a whole for creating false narratives about aging. At the same time, she has been a strong advocate for mental health, regularly sharing her personal journey with postpartum depression.
“I think it’s a misconception that women can’t be sexy beyond a certain age,” she said. Yahoo Life last month. “Acceptance of our bodies comes at a later date. I live a lot more in my body now than I ever have. My body really feels like it belongs to me and I can’t tell. as much of my youth.”
“For me, sex really evolved. My 20s, I was still terrified of it because I was a virgin until I was 22. You know, I thought I was committing an offense to humanity for being Catholic , not married. I had so much guilt,” she added. “My 30s wasn’t really about being sexy. It was about working your body to create something. So that was like a 10-year journey. And that’s just ‘At 40 I started to think of sex as my experience, not someone else’s experience that I just navigated.
The star also spoke candidly with Yahoo Life on how she coped with postpartum depression.
“I think you never know what’s going to get you through the tough times,” she said in February 2021 — which can save your life. And I think the bottom line is, even though you’re completely and utterly convinced that you’re the only one, you’re not.
She continued: “I think it’s when you realize there’s a community there, I think it changes the way you approach the whole thing. And I think we get a lot closer to getting rid of it. of stigma. I think we have a long way to go, but just knowing that I wasn’t the only one who went through something like this really fueled me. And then I really felt like to talk about it, because I didn’t want to talk about it [before] And I thought it wouldn’t work, because if someone hadn’t told me about it, I’m not sure I’d be here today.