Ms. Shields was requested about her expertise with Mr. Trump.
“I used to be making some film within the late-90s,” she mentioned. “My cellphone rang and it was him. He mentioned, ‘You and I ought to date. You’re America’s sweetheart, and I’m the world’s richest man. Folks will adore it.’ At which level I stifled laughter and mentioned, ‘Thanks, I’m very flattered, however I’ve a boyfriend and I don’t assume he would admire me stepping out on him.’ And he mentioned, ‘Nicely, I believe you’re making an enormous mistake.’ I mentioned, ‘Nicely, I’m going to should take my possibilities.’”
Did she not know that George Michael was homosexual? And did they actually go on a date?
“A couple of,” she mentioned. “He was very respectful of my virginity.”
“Learn the e-book!” a publicist yelled, referring to “There Was a Little Lady,” the 2014 memoir through which she tells the story.
Ms. Shields added that, regardless of the looks that her relationships with Mr. Michael and Mr. Jackson appeared merely for present, she had actual bonds with each of them.
“We had a lot enjoyable,” she mentioned. “I wasn’t only a function, as a beard. It really was greater than that. The conversations, the fears, the discussions.”
The speak turned to her podcast — through which she has spoken with Stacey Abrams, Rosie O’Donnell, Chelsea Handler and Kris Jenner — and the one particular person she has been itching to get: Britney Spears, who hasn’t given in an interview in years.
“I attempted very laborious to discover a option to be the very first interview,” Ms. Shields mentioned. “And I haven’t gotten it. However I’m the one one who may do justice to the fact of the story. No matter it’s.”