Shields said that once she realized that the behavior she was witnessing was problematic, she refused to allow herself to process the trauma emotionally.
Barrymore shakes hands with Shields on the show’s couch, saying she relates, especially not understanding how unfair past experiences were.
“I felt like I couldn’t speak to the movement, and I was so glad it was happening, but I felt like I experienced a lot of things that were so gray and so strange and I didn’t know that The timing was wrong” Barrymore said.
Both agreed that looking back, they understand what a serious and painful experience they went through, especially as both are mothers with daughters.
Barrymore told reporters at the Glamor Awards in November 2017 that she had never experienced any type of sexual harassment or assault, but praised women in Hollywood speaking up, according to her. People magazine.
“I was pissed. Nobody screwed me over,” Barrymore said on the program. “I think this is an extraordinary time for women, and we have to encourage this strength.”
In Shields’ documentary, she opens up about her experience shooting the controversial 1980 film the blue Lagoon, She said that director Randall Kleiser tried to market it around her sex appeal, despite her being 14 years old.
In an interview for the documentary, Shields said that Kleiser was trying to turn the film into a “reality show”, adding that “they wanted to sell my real sexual awakening”, “getting in touch with my own sexuality”. Even though I’m not.”
“I was a pawn, I was a piece, I was a commodity,” said Shields.