Sally Field reveals that Burt Reynolds was her worst onscreen kiss
” It was not something he did very well. “
The Spoiler Alert star revealed that Reynolds, who died in 2018, gave her the worst onscreen kiss of her entire career while answering a fan question on Thursday’s episode of Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live.
“Oh boy, can I really name names? Field pondered. Field thought. Burt Reynolds, hold on! She continued to explain: “It wasn’t something he did very well.” You don’t want it to be.
When host Andy Cohen and fellow guest star Idina Menzel encouraged her to dish more, Field simply explained, “Just a lot of drooling was involved.” Field quickly retorted, and the conversation was ended.
Field first met Reynolds on the set of Smokey and the Bandit and, despite their lackluster lip-locks, the pair dated on and off for five years throughout the late 1970s and early ’80s. In the decades following their split, Reynolds frequently described Field as the love of his life, at one point even strangely divulging that he’d been in love with her since she was 7 years old. While Reynolds may have had a romanticized view of their relationship, Field was not. The actress detailed in her 2018 memoir, In Pieces — which came out just days after his death — that the Boogie Nights actor was controlling and that as a couple they were “a perfect match of flaws,” per Vanity Fair.
After his death, Field told the cast of The View that Reynolds would “always be in my heart and my history,” but that she largely hadn’t spoken to him in the last 30 years of his life.
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Sally Field and Burt Reynolds in ‘Smokey and the Bandit’
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“He was not someone I could be around. He was just not good for me in any way,” Field told Variety in March. “And he had somehow invent in his rethinking everything that I was more valuable to him than he thought, but I wasn’t. He wanted the thing he didn’t have. I didn’t want that. “
Watch Field discuss her awkward kiss in this clip.
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