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Hollywood star Brooke Shields reflected on the coming-of-age film she did in the 1980s and explained that what happened in the film “wouldn’t be allowed” today.
During the “Now What?” podcast, the 57-year-old actress and her former co-star on the film Christopher Atkins got together on Shield’s podcast and discussed how “Blue Lagoon”, a movie about two cousins who end up shipwrecked on an island, could never be made again.
“Never again will a movie be made like that ever,” Shields explained. “They wouldn’t be allowed.”
“Animals were hurt in the movie,” Atkins added. “We were spearing fish and all kinds of crazy things. Children are naked running down a beach.”
The movie featured quite a bit of nudity and sensuality with Atkins, 18, and Shields — a young star in Hollywood at the age of 14 during the filming.
Both stars also talked about how producers had hoped they would fall in love off-screen, as Shields noted their significant age gap.
“They wanted so desperately for us to fall in love with each other,” the “Endless Love” star shared, noting that being “forced into feeling anything” at that time she “didn’t react well” to that.
“Which was probably great for the film because that’s what it was all about,” the 61-year-old star replied. “You have to admit the chemistry between us was just amazing.”
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“There were a lot of great, great moments that went on there, and I think it was a lot of that innocence that came off in the film that made it work even more,” he added.
And as far as those sex scenes, Brooke admitted she had a body-double fill-in for those scenes, but Atkins said he did not, the New York Post noted.
“After that movie, it was hard to keep my clothes on,” “The Pirate Movie” star joked. “There were scenes where I was butt naked with you, if you remember, sliding down that slide and things like that. And that was a little awkward, but it was kind of funny for me because at this point in time I would just do it. But your reaction was [annoyed sounds].”