Sally Field beamed as she received a standing ovation from a room full of her fellow actors after a SAG-AFTRA Foundation screening of her new film, Hello, My Name Is Doris, in NYC.
“We like you, we really like you!" and audience member called out, and even a reference to her much-mocked Oscar acceptance speech couldn’t dim her smile. “I’m so honored and proud to be an actor,” she proclaimed.
This is Sally’s first starring role in 20 years, and playing Doris has brought out an uncharacteristically open and revealing side of the actress. The 69-year-old recently shared personal memories of her 50 years in showbiz, including her greatest regrets and steamiest costars.
Sally in Hello My Name is Doris. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
“Every project I’ve done, I’ve learned so much — even if it’s ‘Don’t ever do anything like this again!’” says Sally. One movie she regrets doing is Back Roads, her 1981 romantic comedy with Tommy Lee Jones. Sally even recently called her costar, whom she famously clashed with on set, the worst kisser ever. “He’s probably improved since,” Sally chirped of Tommy Lee. “He was in a bad phase of his life.”
The best kisser? Sally says her Doris costar Max Greenfield, 35, comes close, but no one will ever top James Garner, her Oscar-nominated leading man in 1985’s Murphy’s Romance. “I mean, hands down, he gets it,” she gushes. “Woof! That’s it.”
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