Brooke Shields says Barbara Walters interview from her teen years was ‘practically criminal’

In a discussion with Dax Shepard for his “Armchair Expert” podcast, Shields remembered being spoken with by Walters when she was 15, following her well-known Calvin Klein denims project. Shields assessed Walters asking her a series of concerns that she now feels were intrusive. Amongst them being, “what are your measurements?” and “Do you have any secrets from your mother?”

“It’s practically criminal,” Shields informed Shepard. “It’s not journalism.”

Shepard concurred and called it “maddening.”

The advertising campaign in which a teenager Shields asked “You want to know what comes between me and my Calvins? Nothing,” catapulted her modeling profession and stirred debate.

“I was naive, I didn’t think anything of it,” Shields remembered. “I didn’t think it had to do with underwear. I didn’t think it was sexual in nature. I’d say that about my sister, nobody could come between me and my sister.”

“If they had intended on the double entendre, they didn’t explain it to me,” she included. “It didn’t faze me. It didn’t sort of come into my psyche as it being anything overtly sexual, sexualized in any way.”

Because that interview with Walters, Shields has actually been photographed many times with the reporter, who is now 92 and retired from public life.

CNN has actually connected to Shields’ agent for remark regarding whether she ever informed Walters the interview disturbed her.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.