Brooke Shields has left fans stunned after she opened up about the most uncomfortable things she was forced to do on the set of Blue Lagoon.
During her podcast ‘Now What? With Brooke Shields,’ she and co-star Christopher Atkins talked about the film and how it would be impossible to make it today because of its controversial nature.
The movie follows the story of two children stranded on a tropical island in the South Pacific where they made a simple life together.
Blue Lagoon saw Shields’ character constantly strip down and engage in intimate activities with Atkins, who was 18 while she was only 14.
Now 58, the actress said: “Never again will a movie be made like that ever. I mean, it wouldn’t be allowed.
“Oh gosh no. Animals were hurt in the movie. We were spearing fish and all kinds of crazy things. Children are naked running down a beach, couldn’t do that now.”
He then explained that the film’s nudity aspect was ‘important’ to director Randal Kleiser.
Shields continued: “We were never eased into it. We got there and they instantly wanted us to be tanned. Remember, they set up those little thatched areas so that we could get tanned without tan lines.”
Atkins then shared how they reacted to some scenes: “There were scenes where I was b*tt naked with you, if you remember, sliding down that slide and things like that. And that was a little awkward, but it was kind of funny for me because at this point in time I would just do it. But your reaction was: ‘Ugh, oh god.’”
The actress also said that they had to deal with infections from cuts they got while filming.
“I remember I got pneumonia… In the birthing scene, when I’m supposed to be having the baby, I uncontrollably can’t breathe and have a coughing fit and everyone’s like what a great acting choice, I’m like: ‘I can’t breathe!’” Shields added.
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