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

I’ve always admired Sally Field. She is a true legend and an incredibly talented actress. Throughout her illustrious career, the 76-year-old has shared many on-screen romances and, consequently, quite a few on-screen kisses. Recently, she revealed which one was the worst, though she hesitated to name the co-star at first.

Sally Field is regarded as one of the most versatile and talented actresses of her generation, with a remarkable Hollywood career. She has charmed audiences with iconic roles in numerous films and TV shows.

For instance, her unforgettable performance in “Steel Magnolias” stands out, particularly that powerful funeral scene. Sally masterfully portrayed a woman torn by love, despair, anger, and loss.

Of course, she’s also well-known for her roles in popular movies and series such as “Gidget,” “The Flying Nun,” “Smokey and the Bandit,” “Forrest Gump,” “Mrs. Doubtfire,” and “Erin Brockovich.”

Born in Pasadena, California, into a working-class showbiz family, Sally’s childhood was far from idyllic. In her memoirs, she wrote about her stepfather’s abuse and a secret abortion she had at 17. Despite these challenges, she grew into a beautiful, humble human being.

Today, Sally continues to work regularly. She played Janice in the 2020 TV series “Dispatches From Elsewhere.” In 2022, she starred as Jessie Buss in “Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty,” a popular series that depicts the professional and personal lives of the 1980s Los Angeles Lakers.

Given her ongoing activity, it’s no surprise that Sally still appears in interviews occasionally.

On the Thursday, Dec. 1, episode of “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen,” the beloved star decided to reveal her worst on-screen kiss after a fan’s probing question.

Field, 76, laughed nervously when asked, “Oh boy. Should I really name names here?”

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

Field then confessed, “Okay. This is going to be a shocker. Hold on, folks.” The Oscar-winning actress named her former boyfriend and co-star Burt Reynolds as the culprit.

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

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

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

Field further explained that there was a lot of “drooling” on Reynolds’ part during their on-screen time together.

The two met in 1977 while filming “Smokey and the Bandit” and dated for about five years.

Reynolds, who sadly passed away at 82 from cardiac arrest, expressed regret about their relationship in his memoir “But Enough About Me,” according to the New York Post. He wished he had tried harder to make their relationship work.

In March, Field told Variety that she had stopped speaking with Reynolds during the last 30 years of his life for good reason.

“He was not someone I could be around,” she elaborated. “He was just not good for me in any way. He had somehow reimagined our relationship, thinking I was more important to him than he had realized, but I wasn’t. He just wanted something he couldn’t have. I didn’t want to deal with that.”