Sally Field says Burt Reynolds was her worst kiss on screen: ‘A lot of drooling was involved’

Sally Field spills tea in her worst on-screen kiss – and that included “a lot of drooling.”

in appearance on Watch what’s happening live with Andy Cohen Thursday night, and Spoiler alert The star, 76, gave an answer to a viewer’s question about her worst encounter.

“Oh boy, can I actually name names here?” the actress wondered. She said, before quickly adding, “Burt Reynolds.”

While the audience and fellow guest Idina Menzel laughed, Field wondered a little more about the late actor’s embrace, with whom she first starred in 1977. Smokey and the Bandit.

“It wasn’t something he did really well,” she said, laughing. “I could go into details, but you don’t want to hear it.”

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Sally Field says this was the worst kiss she ever had on screen

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But Cohen pressed on, asking if she was talking about “tongue,” and Field replied, “No… there was a lot of drooling.”

Field and Reynolds dated for five years in the late 70’s and early 80’s after meeting Smokey and the Bandit And their relationship was tumultuous, Field explained in her 2018 memoir in pieceswhich appeared days after Reynolds’ death at the age of 82.

Since then, the two-time Academy Award winner has been vocal about their love affair — including Reynolds confirming late in life that Field was “the one who got away” and the love of his life.

In an interview with Diane Sawyer on Good morning America Shortly after Reynolds’ death, the actress revealed what her time with her was really like boogie nights Star, saying he is a “complicated guy”.

“We had known each other for three days and four days back then [during the filming of Smokey and the Bandit]. It was an instant, and four days felt like four years,” Field said.

Actors Burt Reynolds and Sally Field in Smokey and the Bandit.

Actors Burt Reynolds and Sally Field in Smokey and the Bandit.

Michael Ochs/Getty Archive Burt Reynolds and Sally Field Smokey and the Bandit (1977)

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“You could see it in our faces. We were kind of, you know, really entwined,” steel magnolia The actress told Sawyer.

“The nature of it wasn’t just, ‘Oh, this is a love affair,’” she said. “There was an element between us of him caring for me and him needing to be taken care of.”

In 2016, Field spoke with PEOPLE and agreed when asked if she was “the one who ran away” from Reynolds, whom she called “the love of my life” in a 2015 interview with Vanity Fair. “Well, yeah,” Field said at the time.

This wasn’t the first time Field had sheepishly addressed Reynolds’ public comments about their relationship and how it ended. Speaking to PEOPLE in 2015, Field said she had “no response” to his remarks.

“Any response I would get would be his,” she said.

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