On Wednesday, she was a guest on Rob Lowe’s “Literally” podcast, where she was struck by the memory after Lowe told a story about Burt Reynolds. Lowe had said he was annoyed by late night talk shows that force guests to play games and that he wanted the format to revert to old-fashioned interviews, with someone who was good. in this area, like the late Burt Reynolds.
“Oh, Burt Reynolds! Winfrey responded, adding, “Oh, my God! I have a Burt Reynolds story. ”
She explained that when she was much younger and interviewing Sally Field, (who starred with Reynolds in “Smokey and the Bandit” and also dated him) she asked the wrong question.
“My big mistake: I asked him, ‘Does Burt sleep with his forelock?’ », Recalls Winfrey. “I say even now, I’m afraid I even think I asked that question. But I asked it because producers are like, ‘You have to ask, you have to ask, you have to ask. This is what everyone wants to know. ”
Lowe said he has known Field personally from their time on ‘Brothers & Sisters’, and said,’ She’s one of the most amazing actors I’ve ever known. “
“But when Sally is cold, it’s like Khrushchev during the Cold War,” he said. “She will bury you. ”
But Winfrey emphasized that she deserved what she got.
“It was like, ‘Whoa, Sally chilled me on live TV,’” she said. “I earned it, I earned it, I earned it, because this is such an inappropriate question. “