Sally Field – famous for films like Forrest Gump or Dad Forever – has spent most of her life in the spotlight, but despite all those years of public life, there are some things that the 71-year-old star has achieved. Keep private, until now.
According to The New York Times, the Oscar winner reveals in her autobiography, In Pieces, the abuse she suffered from her stepfather and the secret abortion she had in Mexico at the age of 17.
In 1952, his mother Margaret Field remarried actor Jock Mahoney. “It would have been much easier if I had felt only one thing, if Jocko had been nothing but cruel and frightening, but it was not,” Field wrote in his Mahoney memoir, according to the Times.
According to the newspaper report, Mahoney asked the actress to go to his room and there he propagated. Although it is not clear when the abuse began, according to the newspaper, Field said he stopped when he was 14 and that his mother and Mahoney divorced in 1968.
A memoir about Field’s life would not be complete without mentioning his affair with Burt Reynolds, who passed away last week at age 82. He described his relationship with the gallant of the 70s as “confusing and complicated, but with a lot of love”.
In the book, the star describes Reynolds as “arrogant and charismatic” but also controlling and unable to accept everything about her. In addition, he assures that the actor consumed Valium and barbiturates while filming the film, Smokey and the Bandit (1977).