Burt Reynolds explains strange comments he made during an interview with the “Today” show, Hoda Kotb last week.
The legendary actor Burt Reynolds tried to make clear what strange comments that he made last week during a wacky interview with the “Today” show’s Hoda Kotb.
Reynolds, 82, told USA Today Thursday that he not completely sure of what he said during the interview. Reynolds was on the show last Thursday to promote his latest film, “The Last Movie Star”, when he praised Kotb with her radiant lips and claimed that he fell in love with actress Sally Field when she was 7 years old.
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“It just didn’t happen that way. I don’t know what the hell, ” I said,” Reynolds told the newspaper USA Today. “But I get so [hacked] off at people who [hacked] off at me for hurting Kotb.”
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The “Smokey and the Bandit” star said he sent a letter to Kotb after the call to apologise.
Burt Reynolds believed he said that he fell in love with Sally Field when she was 37.
“I never, ever meant to hurt her. I think they are the best at doing what she is doing. And that smile is to die for,” Reynolds said.
Reynolds also cleared up the comments he made about his former co-star Field. He told Kotb Field was the love of his life” and that “she was 7 when I fell in love with her.”
Reynolds told the newspaper USA Today that he didn’t want to say 7 but 37.
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“I didn’t say 7. I said 37, I think,” Reynolds said.
In an interview with “Watch What Happens Live! with Andy Cohen,” Reynolds told the host last week that “Romancing the Stone” actress Kathleen Turner was the “most overrated actor in the ’70s and ’80s.” The two played together in “Switching Channels.”
He also joked that Jack Nicholson was his best lover. “That’s how he got the items,” Reynolds joked.
On Thursday, Reynolds spoke to Fox News and joked about his love for life again.
When asked what was his biggest accomplishment and regret in life was, Reynolds replied: “I’m not going to tell you her name. She is the same.”
The star, who was sitting during the interview and responded in short answers, told an actor is only as good as his last film. He simply said, “It is true.”