This morning, Brooke Shields was on the show to talk about a new campaign that she is involved with, where she is promoting confidence and strong friendships among young girls. WATCH VIDEO. After her interview, she had some time and chatted with with me about a few more topics.
Q: What are your Mothers Day plans?
Brooke Shields: Well my husband is coming back from LA with my oldest daughter. I have the baby here with me, and he's in LA with her right now. So they're flying back so we can all be together. I don't know... we'll probably just go to lunch and all be together in New York City. I love being here. I miss New York.
Q: You have two young girls, and are now on a campaign talking about confidence and inspiration for young women. What do you see as the biggest challenges that your girls face as they grow up?
Brooke Shields: It's a real challenge between balancing the outside influences that they get with the at-home education that we're giving them about life. Everything gets thrown at them from the moment that they walk out the door. It's happening so fast that it's exhausting. It's a challenge to constantly keep up communication and discussion of what they are seeing outside of the home, and telling them what's good and what's bad. It's a daily struggle, and it's hard.
Q: What is your biggest sense of satisfaction from your last public campaign about post-partum depression awareness? What kinds of feedback have you received?
Brooke Shields: I am so proud of the dialogue that it has initiated. Not a day goes by when a person -- not just a woman -- comes up to me and thanks me for the work that I did, and tells me how it somehow changed their life. One woman just the other day told me that she carried my book around the house with her just as a source of comfort, much in the same way that it was a source of comfort for me to write it. I never could have expected the extraordinary reception that it received.
Q: Lastly, tell me about this pilot that you shot for NBC (called "Lipstick Jungle" from Candace Bushnell, the creator of "Sex and the City").
Brooke Shields: Oh they are just fabulous women! So great, so strong, so flawed, so honest. The way that Candace created these women makes them so much fun to play. And the icing on the cake is that they look fabulous!