Brooke Shields: Lipstick Jungle Empowers Driven Dames

Is anyone else just a tad nervous about the premiere of NBC’s new series, Lipstick Jungle? Based on a novel written by Sex and the City-creator and former Observer scribe Candace Bushnell, the show has enormous potential—far more than, say, any other forthcoming network show—to either be a pun-filled forest of clichés or a fresh-and-fab garden of girl power. It’s no shocker that Brooke Shields, who stars in the show, looks forward to the latter prospect.

“It’s about not apologizing for being able to be successful, and not apologizing for wanting as much as you can,” Ms. Shields, 42, told the AP last night at the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting ceremony. “If it’s a family and a career, why not? It may not be easy, but we don’t have to apologize for at least wanting the most of what is available to us.”

Ms. Shields’ co-star, Kim Raver, further impressed that being a go-getter glam gal and a family-oriented woman needn’t be mutually exclusive. “It’s also trying to figure out how to have that balance, and how to have the balance between the friendships and the husbands and the boyfriends and the family,” Ms. Raver, 38, said of the show. “It’s what everyone is dealing with every day.”