“Oh rapture, will I truly name names here?” the entertainer pondered. “OK, this will be a stunner, hang on people,” she said, before she immediately added, “Burt Reynolds.”
As the audience and individual visitor Idina Menzel giggled, Field dished somewhat more about kissing the late entertainer, with whom she previously featured in 1977’s Smokey and the Crook.
“It was simply not something he truly did well overall,” she said with a snicker. “I could carefully describe the situation, however you would rather not hear it.”
In any case, Cohen squeezed, inquiring as to whether she was talking about “tongue,” to which Field answered, “No … simply a great deal of slobbering was involved.”
Field and Reynolds dated for quite some time in the last part of the ’70s and mid ’80s in the wake of meeting on Smokey and the Desperado and had a wild relationship, as Field nitty gritty in her 2018 journal In Pieces, which came out days after Reynolds’ demise at 82 years old. From that point forward, the double cross Oscar victor has been straightforward about their adoration association — incorporating Reynolds’ late-in-life declaration that Field was “the special case that will always stand out” and his first love.
In a meeting with Diane Sawyer on Great Morning America not long after Reynolds’ passing, the entertainer uncovered what her time was truly similar to with the Boogie Evenings star, saying he was “a muddled man.” “We had known one another around three days, four days by then [during the recording of Smokey and the Bandit]. It was quick, and four days felt like four years,” Field said. “You can see it in front of us. We were somewhat, you know, profoundly entrapped,” the Steel Magnolias entertainer told Sawyer.
“That nature of it wasn’t simply, ‘Goodness, this is a relationship,’ ” she said. “There was some ingredient between us having to do with my caretaking and him waiting be dealt with.”
In 2016, Field addressed Individuals and concurred when she was inquired as to whether she was “the person who moved away” from Reynolds, who referred to her as “my first love” in a 2015 meeting with Vanity Fair. “Indeed, definitely,” Field said at that point. It wasn’t whenever Field first hesitantly tended to Reynolds’ public remarks about their relationship and how it finished. Addressing Individuals in 2015, Field said she had “no reaction” to his declarations. “Any reaction I would have would have a place with him,” she said.