Burt Gets ‘Smokey’ Talking About Sally

March 17, 2018 GMT

Burt Reynolds has had his share of relationships, including with Loni Anderson, Adrienne Barbeau and Dinah Shore, but neither of those lovely ladies was the love of his life, according to a report on Entertainment Weekly.

When Hoda Kotb asked the 82-year-old Reynolds on “Today” who that woman was, Reynolds opened up like the throttle of his Trans Am in “Smokey and the Bandit” and picked a different leading lady. Reynolds answered, “Sally.” Kotb tried to clarify, “Sally Field?” “No, Sally Wolfergosh. Yes, Sally Field,” Reynolds retorted.

He went on to say how he insisted that Field be cast in “Smokey.” “I wanted her really bad for ‘Smokey’ and they said she wasn’t sexy, and I said, ‘You don’t get it. Talent is sexy.’ And she’s got that.”


Apparently, Field is miles above Kathleen Turner in Reynolds’ opinion.

On “Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen,” Reynolds was asked by a viewer, “If you could remove one TV show or movie from your résumé, what would it be?” The 82-year-old replied, “It would be the one I did with Kathleen Turner. The picture wasn’t good,” Reynolds said, referring to the 1988 “Switching Channels.” “And I didn’t get along with her.”

Cohen later asked Reynolds, “Who was the most overrated actor in the ’70s and ’80s?”

It should have been no surprise when Reynolds responded, “Kathleen Turner.”

But Turner wasn’t the only one on the receiving end of Reynolds’ shade throwing. Since Reynolds is a friend of President Donald Trump, Cohen asked him what he thought of his job so far as president. Reynolds said, “I think he’s doing some good things. Mostly he’s acting on his instincts, which are not good.”

Next up for a reboot: ‘Clarissa Explains It All’

It turns out Clarissa still has some explaining to do.

Melissa Joan Hart is poised to reprise her role as Clarissa Darling in a revival of the 1990s Nickelodeon sitcom “Clarissa Explains It All,” THR.com reports. Deals are currently being negotiated with Hart and original series creator Mitchell Kriegman.

Similar to the “Boy Meets World sequel series “Girl Meets World,” ” Clarissa 2.0″ would be a direct continuation of the original series, only now Hart’s character would serve as mother of the family. Presumably, the new show would be told from the perspective of Clarissa’s son and/or daughter. (The same formula worked for “That’s So Raven” follow-up “Raven’s Home.”)

The original Clarissa ran for five seasons, between 1991 and 1994. In each episode, the titular character broke the fourth wall and monologued to the audience about typical teenage woes, ranging from school crushes to her annoyance with pesky brother Ferguson.

A failed spinoff titled “Clarissa Now” was developed for CBS in 1995, but was not picked up to series. The pilot later aired on “Nickelodeon.”