Sally Field writes about her enduring relationship with the late Burt Reynolds in her next memory.
She says she feels relieved that she can not read what she is revealing, since it would be painful for her.
For decades of actress Sally Field in the entertainment business, when it comes to her personal life, it is her relationship with Burt Reynolds that left her biggest public footprint, and will now reveal her darker parts of her connection in her book of memories "In Pieces" later this month.
In her memoirs, Sally says she was sexually abused as a teenager, by her stepfather, actor and now deceased, Jock Malone.
She says in retrospect, in her intense five-year affair with Burt, that she was trying to recreate the relationship she had with her abuser.
"Somehow I was exorcising something that needed to be exorcised," he told the Times. "I was trying to make it work this time."
Burt Reynolds, who died on September 6, had a torrid romance with Sally Field for five years since he co-starred in Smokey and the Bandit (pictured together, undated)
Sally (2018, left) says that her stepfather, actor Jock Malone (left, 1955) sexually abused her as a teenager and now believes that she was trying to recreate her relationship with her stepfather through her relationship with Burt.
Sally, 71, delves into her long and legendary story with the late Reynolds, who passed away on September 6, dedicating several pages to their relationship in her memoirs.
She describes her relationship with Reynolds as "confusing and complicated" and, in a conversation with the New York Times after her death, said she was "awash in feelings and nostalgia" for him.
"This would hurt him," he said of his next volume that includes his painful life as a teenager and the tumultuous years that followed his celebrity status.
She says that in light of his death, she finds comfort in that he will not read her book.
"I was glad he was not going to read it, they were not going to ask him about that, and he was not going to have to defend himself or attack, which he probably would." I did not want to hurt him anymore.
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The co-stars of & # 39; Smokey and the Bandit & # 39; They left for five years after meeting on the set of the 1977 film. The former couple appeared in four films together before leaving in 1982.
Although the couple has often described themselves as similar to the legend of the Hollywood relationship, Sally told the Times that the time they spent together was "confusing and complicated, and not without love and affection, but really complicated and hurtful for me. "
Burt and Sally had fun for five years, and their relationship has become a Hollywood legend. However, Sally writes that he "controlled" her and that their relationship, although loving, was also harmful to her (around 1982).
The revealing autobiography of Sally Field & # 39; In Pieces & # 39; (in the photo) will arrive at the stands on September 18
While in his memoirs he describes the prolific actor as a person as arrogant and charismatic as his roles, he also says that he controls her.
With a whirlwind romance arising from a connection that was so immediate and intense, it also had dark and frightening hues in its courtship.
Sally states that Reynolds used a cocktail of drugs while filming Smokey and the Bandit writing that he used Percodan, Valium and barbiturates, and even occasionally received mysterious injections in his chest.
She urged him to check his heart at that moment. He finally accepted and was examined at the Miami Heart Institute, but everything was clear.
He also ignored his suggestions to seek therapy for his apparent stress, and dismissed it as "poppycock self-deception."