Hollywood legend Brooke Shields appeared on the Disney show Hannah Montana as Miley’s dead mother (it was a whole “let the good ghost guide you” dynamic). More recently, Brooke had a few things to say about her onscreen daughter’s public twerking.
“I was Hannah Montana’s mother! Where did I go wrong?!” Brooke said as she waved her hands in fake hysteria while co-hosting the Today show on Monday, August 26.
“I just sorta want to know who’s advising her and why it’s necessary,” she continued. As a former child actor, Brooke knows a little something about growing up in the public eye (her infamous Levi’s ad and teenage role as a prostitute both come to mind). Plus, Brooke now a mother with Miley fans at home.
“My seven-year-old [and] my 10-year-old, they can’t watch that,” Brooke said. “Here’s the thing: I feel like it’s a bit desperate.” She first noticed the “Disney overcorrection” (props to the other co-host for that diagnostic gem) when she took her daughters to see Miley perform.
“We went to her Miley Cyrus concert. And it was a very different vibe,” she explained. “You could see her trying so hard to go against that...But she can sing beautifully! I feel like if she lets that lead rather than her, um, bottom lead…”
But, Brooke insists, you have to give credit where credit is due: “She went for it. You got to give her some credit. We’re all talking about her.” True enough, Brooke. True enough.