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New Issue of Closer Weekly Features Brooke Shields & Donald Sutherland

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Brooke Shields Opens up About Why She Likes to Say Yes: ‘It’s Who I am’


In the new issue of Closer Weekly, Brooke Shields opens up about why she likes to say “yes” to new opportunities.

“I’d be bored if I didn’t have so many varied creative outlets,” Brooke tells Closer. “I’ve never done anything else — it’s who I am.”

Brooke Shields (Photo Getty Images)

For Brooke, 52, the busier her life is, the better. Since January, the actress-model has appeared in three TV series, and on March 14 she revealed her latest production: a clothing line for QVC called Timeless.

“There’s always room to grow and learn,” she tells Closer. “Plus [Timeless] uses a different part of my brain.”

Brooke Shields and Family (Photo Getty Images)

Balancing her hectic schedule is what Brooke’s early experiences taught her to do.

Her grounded home life is key to keeping herself balanced. And life with her husband of 17 years, producer Chris Henchy, 54, works because “we communicate really well and try our best to stay on the same page,” Brooke tells Closer.


And when it comes to parenting their girls [Rowan, 14, and Grier, 11] she adds, “We always manage to form a united front.”

Donald Sutherland Still Acting at 82: It Doesn’t Feel Like Work!

Donald and co-stars on Trust (Photo Getty Images)

Donald Sutherland’s shooting schedule on the new FX drama Trust would bring a man half his age to his knees, but in an interview with Closer Weekly, the 82-year-old says “it didn’t feel like work” to him.

“It was 12 hours a day on the set, with half an hour for lunch, six days a week, and we were shooting at least an hour away from where I was living,” he tells Closer. “I didn’t even get time to have a nap, and when you’re 82, you need a nap.”


Still, he says, playing J. Paul Getty, the billionaire whose grandson was abducted in 1973, was an honor. “It was quite exhausting, but it doesn’t have anything to do with work. It’s a fulfillment of passion.”

Donald Sutherland (Photo Getty Images)-

With roles opposite Helen Mirren in the recently released film The Leisure Seeker and Brad Pitt and Tommy Lee Jones in the upcoming sci-fi movie Ad Astra, Donald shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. “When you work with great people,” he says modestly, “it’s just thrilling.”

No doubt his co-stars know the feeling.
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