Sally Field open about her relationship with the late Burt Reynolds.
In an interview with “the View” on Tuesday for her new memoir, “In Pieces” Field proved that they do not speak Reynolds, died on Sept. 6, of cardiac arrest, for the last three decades of his life.
“He was a very important part of my life, but for a very short period of my life,” she said, noting that the two to three years and were on-and-off for two.
She continued: “I really didn’t speak to him for the last 30 years of his life. I could feel him sort of reach out to me through the press. It was something he would do, even when we were dating. He would speak to me about things that he could call me on the phone about it.”
Burt Reynolds and Sally Field in the 1977 film “Smokey and the Bandit.”
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SALLY FIELD REACTS TO BURT REYNOLDS’ DEATH: ‘HE WILL BE IN MY HISTORY AND MY HEART, AS LONG AS I LIVE”
“He would do in the ‘Today’ show and say, ‘I have to tell you, Sally…” good, Good!” the actress added. “He will always be in my heart and in my history. I think in any case that he is not a pain to do now.”
Field and We first met on the set of the 1977 film “Smokey and the Bandit,” and went on to appear in four movies together before calling it quits in the ’80s.
As a co-host Sunny Hosting told Field that Reynolds called her the “love of his life,” the actress responded: “Well, in retrospect,” she said, referring to a 2015 Vanity Fair interview.
Sally Field and Burt Reynolds in the 1978 film “Hooper.”
At the time of reynold’s death, Field has stated that her years with the legendary star would ” never out of my mind.”
“There are moments in your life that are so indelible, they never go away,” Field said in a statement to The Associated Press. “They continue to live, even forty years later. My years with Burt never out of my mind. He will be in my history and my heart, as long as I live. Rest, Buddy.”