After a long and busy promotional push for her ‘Pretty Baby’ documentary, Brooke Shields has made her way to Thailand, where she’s currently enjoying the spoils of her success.
On Friday the actress, model and proud mother of two took to Instagram and shared two photos, one of which caught her staring towards the heavens while cruising on a boat, and another showed an anchored vessel with six people aboard.
‘Day off in Thailand,’ she gushed in the caption, which could mean the visit is both business and pleasure.
In the cover photo, Shields is looking up to the sky decked out in a brown and black-patterned sun dress, with a glass of white wine in her right hand while holding on to a railing of the boat with her left.
Opting to go shoeless with her long brown locks blowing in the breeze, it’s obvious the boat is speeding along the gorgeous water, as the white foam and ripples in the water indicate.
Soaking it in: Brooke Shields, 57, basked under the sun while taking a cruise on a boat in Thailand, following the success of her documentary Pretty Baby: Brooke Shields
Both images give her 1.8 million Instagram fans and followers a glimpse at the lovely landscape the Southeast Asian country has to offer.
And any kind of relaxing down time for Shields is well-deserved, considering the two-part Hulu documentary, officially titled Pretty Baby: Brooke Shields, now has the distinction of being the most-watched program out of all ABC News launches to ever debut on Hulu, according to Variety.
Following its April 3 premiere on the streaming service, ABC News reported that the documentary ranked number one in total hours streamed in its first week compared to all previous ABC News premieres on Hulu.
‘We’re thrilled with the overwhelmingly positive response to this riveting story that needed to be told and is striking a chord and resonating with audiences around the world,’ ABC News president Kim Godwin said before thanking Shields ‘for her courage’ in telling her story, as well as the ‘team who worked tirelessly on this project.’
The documentary focuses on such topics as the sexualization Shields faced as a child star in the 1970s and 80s, the relationship she had with her own mother, and Louis Malle’s controversial film, Pretty Baby (1978), starring a then 12-year-old Shields.
Shields saw her star rise at age 12 with her leading role in Pretty Baby, which was written by Polly Platt, and also starred Keith Carradine and Susan Sarandon.
Set in 1917, the film focuses on a young girl being raised in a brothel in the Storyville red-light district of New Orleans by her Prostitute mother.
Although the film was mostly praised by critics, it set off a wave of controversy due to its depiction of child sexual exploitation and the on-screen nudity of Shields.
Shields maintained in later years that she ‘did not experience any distress or humiliation’ while shooting her nude scenes in the film.
Relaxing: Shields revealed she took advantage of a ‘day off in Thailand’ by enjoying the waters and landscape of the Southeast Asian country
Bonafide hit: Her trip to Thailand comes about five weeks after the premiere of Pretty Baby on Hulu, which has since been deemed a smashing success for the streamer and ABC
The Pretty Baby documentary focuses on such topics as the sexualization Shields faced as a child star in the 1970s and 80s, the relationship she had with her mother, and Louis Malle’s controversial film, Pretty Baby (1978), starring a then 12-year-old Shields who had nude scenes; the actress and model is seen at the New York City premiere on March 29
Shields focuses much of her attention now on her family, including her daughters Rowan, 19, and Grier, 17, and husband Chris Henchy, 59.
Shields continued to work into her late teenage years and starred in several drama films in the 1980s, including The Blue Lagoon (1980) and Endless Love (1981), along with a number of high-profile marketing campaigns where she was the focal point.
In a bold move, Shields would end up putting her acting and modeling careers on hold in order to attend Princeton University, where she eventually earned a bachelor’s degree in French literature from the Ivy League school in 1987.
In the 1990s, Shields returned to acting and appeared in minor roles in films, before eventually landing the lead role in the hit sitcom Suddenly Susan (1996-2000).
She has continued to take on film and television role consistently through the years, all while focusing on her family , including daughters Rowan, 19, and Grier, 17, that she shares with husband Chris Henchy, 59.
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