Sally Field’s worst on-screen kiss in her decades-long career might be a surprise to most

I’ve always been a fan of Sally Field. She is a legend and truly a gifted actress. And the 76-year-old has shared many on-screen romances in her storied career.

She has had, therefore, her fair share of on-screen kisses as well. She recently shared which has been the worst, although she hesitated to admit which costar it was with at first.

Considered one of the most versatile and talented actresses of her generation, Sally Field can look back on a fantastic career in Hollywood. She has charmed us with some iconic roles in numerous films and tv shows.

For example, I will never forget her unforgettable performance in Steel Magnolias and that funeral scene. Sally did an excellent job of portraying a woman torn by love, discouragement, anger, and loss.

But of course, she’s also famous for her roles in famous movies and series like Gidget, The Flying Nun, Smokey and the Bandit, Forrest Gump, Mrs. Doubtfire, and Erin Brockovich.

Sally Field during Tapeing the “The Bill Boggs Show” – November 1, 1977 in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)
Sally was born into a working-class showbiz family in Pasadena, California.

But her childhood was far from a fairytale. In her memoirs, Sally wrote that her stepfather did some very bad things to her and she had a secret abortion at 17.

Yet she turned out to be such a beautiful, humble human being.

As for today, Sally still continues to work regularly. She played Janice in the 2020 TV series Dispatches From Elsewhere. In 2022, she stars as Jessie Buss in Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty, the popular tv series that portrays the professional and personal lives of the 1980s Los Angeles Lakers.

So considering how active she is, it’s not surprising that Sally appears in interviews from time to time.

On Thursday, Dec. 1, episode of “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen,” beloved star Sally Field decided to admit her worst on-screen kiss to the public after a probing question by a fan came in.

Field, 76, looked around after the question was asked, laughing, “Oh boy. Shall I really name names here?”

“I think you should,” Cohen, 54, replied.

Field caved: “Okay. This is going to be a shocker. Hold on folks.”

The Oscar-winning actress named her former boyfriend–star Burt Reynolds–as the culprit.

Cohen quickly followed up, asking, “But weren’t you dating at the time?”

Field explained that it was during filming for “Smokey and the Bandit” that she had to “look the other way” during filming. She said this was because this “just was not something he really did for you.”

“Isn’t that something,” Cohen responded in surprise.

The actress went on to explain that there was a lot of “drooling” on Reynolds’ part during their time sharing the screen.

The two co-stars met in 1977 while filming “Smokey and the Bandit,” and they went on to date for about five years.

Reynolds, who sadly died of cardiac arrest at 82, reportedly talked about his relationship with Field in his memoir But Enough About Me, according to the New York Post.

The star expressed regret about their time together, wishing that he had tried harder to make things work between them.

In March, Field explained to Variety that she had stopped speaking with Reynolds in the final 30 years of his life with good reason.

“He was not someone I could be around,” she elaborated. “He was just not good for me in any way. 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. He just wanted to have the thing he didn’t have. I just didn’t want to deal with that.”

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