The Spoiler Alert star revealed that Reynolds, who died in 2018, gave her the worst onscreen kiss of her entire career while answering a fan question on Thursday’s episode of Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live.
When host Andy Cohen and fellow guest star Idina Menzel encouraged her to dish more, Field simply explained, “Just a lot of drooling was involved.” Her response quickly put an end to further questioning.
Field first met Reynolds on the set of Smokey and the Bandit and, despite their lackluster lip-locks, the pair dated on and off for five years throughout the late 1970s and early ’80s. In the decades following their split, Reynolds frequently described Field as the love of his life, at one point even strangely divulging that he’d been in love with her since she was 7 years old.
While Reynolds might have had a rose-tinted view of their relationship, the same couldn’t be said for Field. The actress detailed in her 2018 memoir, In Pieces — which came out just days after his death — that the Boogie Nights actor was controlling and that as a couple they were “a perfect match of flaws,”
After his death, Field told the cast of The View that Reynolds would “always be in my heart and my history,” but that she largely hadn’t spoken to him in the last 30 years of his life.