Brooke Shields says ‘Blue Lagoon’ would never be made today

Brooke Shields says ‘Blue Lagoon’ would never be made today

Brooke Shields says her ‘Blue Lagoon’ film would never be made today.

The 57-year-old actress starred in the 1980 film alongside Christopher Atkins when they were aged 14 and 18 respectively.

They played cousins who were stranded on a deserted island, before falling in love and having a child.

Despite the film being making $58 million (£47 million) at the box office, Brooke said on her podcast ‘Now What?’: “Never again will a movie be made like that. It wouldn’t be allowed.”

Her former co-star Christopher, who was a guest on the podcast, agreed: “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.”

Brooke added on the episode producers wanted them to get close for the sake of their chemistry in the film, adding: “I remember thinking, ‘Hey, let’s get to know each other first rather than trying to make us fall in love with each other and force the situation’. I did not react well to being forced into feeling anything.

“I wanted to sort of be left on my own – I hadn’t really kissed anybody, really, at that age.”

Brooke said about making the film in her 2014 autobiography ‘There Was A Little Girl: The Real Story of My Mother and Me’: “You sort of desensitise yourself to anything sexual.

“In ‘Blue Lagoon’, I’m using a glue gun, taping my hair, anything I can so my body doesn’t show I have boobs.

“And I didn’t realise I was doing it, because I was a kid.”