Oprah Winfrey still has regrets about a particular interview.In a chat with Rob Lowe, 57, on his Literally! podcast, Winfrey, 67, reflected on a question she asked actress Sally Field about her partner Burt Reynolds several years ago.”This is when I w…
Oprah Winfrey still has regrets about a particular interview.
In a chat with Rob Lowe, 57, on his Literally! podcast, Winfrey, 67, reflected on a question she asked actress Sally Field about her partner Burt Reynolds several years ago.
"This is when I was younger and I was not living from the point of view of the surrogate," Winfrey explained. "I asked her, 'Does Burt sleep with his toupee on?'"
Field and Reynolds dated in the '70s. They met on the set of the movie Smokey and the Bandit. He later died in September 2018 at 82 years of age.
Winfrey admitted, "I even say now, I cringe to even think that I asked that question."
"But I asked it because the producers are like, 'You have to ask, you have to ask, you have to ask. That's what everybody wants to know,'" Winfrey said. "And so I asked it and she went cold on me. She shut down and I could not get in again. I could not."
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Lowe worked with Field on the hit drama series Brothers & Sisters.
"She's one of the most amazing actors I've ever known, but when Sally goes cold, it's like Khrushchev in the Cold War," Lowe said. "She will bury you."
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Winfrey repeated that she crossed the line. "It was like, 'Whoa, Sally went cold on me on live TV,'" she recalled to Lowe. "I deserved it, I deserved it, I deserved it, 'cause that is such an inappropriate question."
In 2015, Reynolds told Vanity Fair in 2015, three years before his death, that Field was the "love of my life."
"I miss her terribly," he said. "Even now, it's hard on me. I don't know why I was so stupid. Men are like that, you know. You find the perfect person, and then you do everything you can to screw it up."
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