Brooke Shields Today Show, August 27, 2013: Miley Cyrus’s Hannah Montana co-star Brooke Shields has labelled the singer’s appearance at the VMAs as ‘a little bit desperate’ while hosting the US Today show.
Brooke Shields, who played Miley Cyrus’s on-screen mother in Hannah Montana, has labelled the former child star’s raunchy performance at the MTV VMA awards as “desperate”.
“I was Hannah Montana’s mother! Where did I go wrong?” the 48-year-old star said during a guest appearance on America’s TODAY show.
Cyrus, 20, left TV viewers and audience members staring in disbelief with a sexually suggestive routine while performing a duet on stage with pop singer Robin Thicke for his track Blurred Lines.
“I just want to know who’s advising her, and why [the provocative dance routine] is necessary,” said Shields, who has two daughters, aged 7 and 10.
“[My children] can’t watch that. I feel like it’s a bit desperate.”
Miley Cyrus performs a raunchy routine on stage with Robin Thicke at the MTV VMAs.
Shields, who was once a child star herself in the controversial film The Blue Lagoon, acknowledged that other pop stars like Lady Gaga could be racy with their performances.
But Gaga has “a genius behind all of it, it’s not just display,” Shields said.
She added that Cyrus’s attempt to rebel from her Disney Channel image was overshadowing her talent.
“You could see her trying so hard to go against that,’ she said. ‘She can sing beautifully, and I feel like if she lets that lead, rather than let her bottom lead … She’s trying so, so hard.”