Tell us how you really feel, Brooke Shields.
The Flower Shop Mystery: Mum's the Word star appeared on Bravo's Watch What Happens Live Thursday, where she was asked to comment on ex-husband Andre Agassi's memoir, Open: An Autobiography. Pulitzer Prize winner J.R. Moehringer ghostwrote the tennis pro's book in 2009.
"I only read the parts I was in, and I was asked to read it by him so that I could correct things that I believed were not correct, because he told me his memory was not that good, so he called me in and I spent five hours with his ghostwriter—I write my own books, FYI. Anyway!" she said. "I went and I spent five hours and I corrected things that were not as I remembered them chronologically. I have diaries of everything. And then I got a letter back that said, 'I'm so sorry I couldn't change anything because it wasn't how I remembered it.' It's the oldest trick in the book and I just didn't get it. But, with all due respect, I did not come across as badly as people might have thought that he wanted to. That's not who he is. He's not an evil person."
Indeed, the model-turned-actress has written five books since 1978. Her most recent work, There Was a Little Girl: The Real Story of My Mother and Me, was published in November 2014.
Host Andy Cohen argued that Agassi's book didn't paint the best picture of Shields, but she didn't see it that way. "I come out a little bit like...You kind of feel for me more. I think he did himself in in it. But, you know, he's not a horrible person and his intention was not that. I will say, if I felt attacked, I would be in a different position," she explained. "I didn't feel attacked."
During the Watch What Happens Live after-show, a viewer phoned in to ask what Shields thinks of supermodels Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner, who come from a world of wealth and privilege.
Shields' shade was reserved for Agassi and not the famous BFFs.
"I wouldn't have been anywhere without my mom's influence, so I'm not one to sort of being disparaging that way," said Shields, whose late mother guided her career in the '70s and '80s. "You know, I think…I've got two daughters. I think they're the most incredibly beautiful creatures in the world. I do think that the criteria for being models constantly changes, and I think in my era it was one thing. Prior to that, it was another—it was Twiggy. And now it's an association. It's sort of bridging a gap between modeling and celebrity, and modeling and acting. So, I don't now if I could qualify…I don't know if I could actually say they would or would not. I think that their timing and what's happening in the world right now is kind of perfect. And they've got parents who—God bless them—really believe in them. I don't think it's about celebrity. It wasn't about celebrity in my era but it also then became about celebrity."
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