Sally Field on Burt Reynolds kiss: Burt Reynolds was a sex icon in the 1970s, but there was one thing he was not hot at kissing. That is, at least, what Oscar winner and former Smokey And The Bandits co-star Sally Field said during a recent episode of Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen.
As is customary with Cohen’s hilariously chaotic program, the audience member who posed the question—this time, the tough-talking Mary Anne of New York—was the one who provided the answer.
Field’s mention of his preferred on-screen kiss from James Garner in Murphy’s Romance served as the opening statement. Before revealing Reynolds’ name to a gasping crowd, the Norma Rae star warned, “Okay, this is going to be a stunner; hold on, everybody.” However, as Cohen mentioned that the two were dating off-set in addition to performing in a movie together, the situation only worsened.
Field said, laughing, “I try to look the other way and say, “That was just then,” but he… it simply was not something he did well. Reynolds’ methods for kissing were less than ideal.
What problems did Field have with Reynolds’s kissing? The actor claimed that “a lot of drooling” was to blame. In response, we, like the outraged viewers of Watch What Happens Life, emote “ew” in sympathy for what Field had to endure.
The field will star in the next tearjerker romance Spoiler Alert and the absurdly ridiculous New England Patriots football movie 80 For Brady with Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Rita Moreno, and Tom Brady while not dishing out juicy, old Hollywood gossip with Andy Cohen.