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Sally Field reveals that her ex Burt Reynolds was also her worst on-screen kiss: 'a lot of drooling was involved'

INSIDER 12/2/2022 insider@insider.com (Esme Mazzeo)
Burt Reynolds and Sally Field in "Smokey and the Bandit." Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images © Provided by INSIDER Burt Reynolds and Sally Field in "Smokey and the Bandit." Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
  • Sally Field said her worst on-screen kiss was courtesy of her ex, the late Burt Reynolds. 
  • On "Watch What Happens Live!" Field said that "drooling" was involved in the kiss. 
  • In her 2018 memoir, Field described Reynolds as controlling. 

Sally Field revealed on "Watch What Happens Live!" that her worst on-screen kiss was courtesy of her late ex-boyfriend Burt Reynolds and even went so far as to admit that "drooling" was involved. 

After being asked the bold question by a fan on the talk show, she warned viewers that her answer was a "shocker." 

"Hold on folks," she advised, before admitting that her answer was Reynolds, whom she met on the set of the 1977 film "Smokey and the Bandit" and dated for about five years afterward, according to Country Living

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Field said on "Watch What Happens Live!" that kissing on-screen was just "not something he really did very well."

The "Mrs. Doubtfire" star tried to sidestep giving more detail about the kiss that presumably occurs in "Smokey and the Bandit." But when host Andy Cohen encouraged her to share more, Field simply said, "just a lot of drooling was involved."

When Cohen pointed out that Field went on to date Reynolds after the experience, Field said she "tried to look the other way" and hope it was a one-time experience.

In her 2018 memoir "In Pieces," which was released less than two weeks after Reynolds' death in September of that year, Field wrote that her ex tried to "control everyone around him," Country Living reported. 

Burt Reynolds and Sally Field in 1977. Frank Edwards/Fotos International/Getty Images © Frank Edwards/Fotos International/Getty Images Burt Reynolds and Sally Field in 1977. Frank Edwards/Fotos International/Getty Images

"From the moment I walked through the door, it was a way to control me," she reportedly continued. Though the pair would go on to date, Field wrote that as a couple they were "a perfect match of flaws." 

In a 2022 interview with Variety Field said that she "didn't worry" about revealing her experience with Reynolds in her book because she "didn't think I was going to publish it."

Asked by the publication why she hadn't spoken to Reynolds in 30 years (which Variety reported she revealed on "The View" after his death) Field said, "He was not someone I could be around."

"He was just not good for me in any way," she continued in Variety. "And he had somehow invented in his rethinking of everything that I was more important to him than he had thought, but I wasn't."

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