Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Brooke Shields Talks ‘Flower Shop Mystery’ With The MOMS

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Brooke Shields

Brooke Shields promoted her new movie Flower Shop Mystery: Dearly Depotted and took part in THE MOMS with Kidbox & Chevy Tri-State event at the Park Avenue Screening room on June 22, 2016.

Before the screening, guests gathered outside the theater to learn about Kidbox. Kidbox is the first kids’ personalized style box that delivers parents a convenient way to dress kids in cool brands at meaningful savings, and a mission to clothe children in need.

Brooke Shields

Immediately following the screening, Brooke Shields sat down for a Q & A with The MOMS Denise Albert where they discussed her new movie in which she acted and executive produced Flower Shop Mystery: Dearly Depotted.

On wanting the producer role

“I told them I would only do the movies if they let me executive produce. It’s amazing what happens when you ask.”

On how challenging the behind-the-camera role can be

“It’s exhausting. After everything I have to do, I still have to memorize ten pages a night. I basically worked 12-15 hours a day”.

On social media she said her older daughter is on Instagram

“She has a snapchat and Instagram and now she’s asking me for a finsta. It’s harmless, but I lord over her. I have all of her passwords and she has to ask me before she posts anything.”

On no phones in the car

“My husband always tells my kids I want you to be bored. We have a thing where we all get two songs each”.

On her daughter walking to school

“This is the opportunity for me to trust you but I don’t trust other people. If she doesn’t text me the minute she gets there, I will take away the phone. Think of how many snapchat stories you’ll lose in 24 hours”.

Her thoughts on pursuing modeling at a young age

“When they’re young, modeling can be fun. It gets dangerous when they get older and they start to believe in their own hype and it’s something other kids can be mean about”.

Brooke also talked about teaching work ethic. She noted that “Hopefully it’s by example to a certain extent. But it’s not what they’re listening to all day with other kids. They don’t want for anything so I have to find a way to balance that with talking about it. They want to be taught I think. I say please and thank you so they do but I also beat it into their heads before they could even say please and thank you”.

“I was always that little kid to volunteer to be the funny class clown. I did 27 shows with Bob Hope when I was younger and that’s when I really learned the choreography of comedy from some of the funniest people. If these hallmark mysteries continue, I will probably direct because I know the team and you need to know the team around you. I like producing because it’s nice to have leverage instead of being overruled all the time as an actor. You also have to pick your battles which I don’t like because I like to win all of them. You have to balance what you really want by compromising other things.”

Lastly, Brooke talked about her involvement in the movie Flower Shop Mystery: Dearly Depotted: “I learned that when you have a gut feeling about something you’re probably right. I’ve grown being more confident as a producer because it’s something I’ve never done before. I’m learning it’s okay to not try to please everyone all the time.”

Brooke Shields

Photo Credit: Mission 101 Media

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