Legendary actor Burt Reynolds says he "fell in love" with actress Sally Field when she was seven years old.

The 82-year-old star appeared on the Today Show promoting his new film The Last Movie Star  on Thursday, and gave some bizarre answers to host Hota Kotb's questions.

When asked who the love of his life was, Reynolds replied, "You’re naughty, you really are. I’m dead in the water no matter what I say. Well, she was seven when I fell in love with her. She stayed seven for about 11 years. I would say Sally."

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Kotb tried to clarify, asking, "Sally Field?"

"No, Sally Wolfergosh," he replied sarcastically, before adding: "Yes, Sally Field," with a laugh.

Reynolds and Field fell in love on the set of Smokey and the Bandit - when they were both adults - and dated for five years and had a contentious breakup in the early 1980s.

Burt Reynolds said the love of his life was Sally Field

At the end of the interview, Reynolds made another strange comment - this time directed at Kotb, saying he's "proud" of her for not having her lips plumped.

She replied laughing saying, "Okay, all right Burt."

Reynolds also mentioned that he would want George Clooney to play him in a film biopic of his life.

He said, "He’s not quite as good looking as me but he’s got all of the other things."

Reynolds' movie The Last Movie Star comes out on March 30.

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