He was the biggest movie star on the planet when Burt Reynolds made magazine history by posing for the first male nude centrefold in Cosmo, but more than 40 years after the fact he now wishes he’d never stripped down for the iconic photo.
“It was really stupid. I don’t know what I was thinking,”; he said during an interview with AOL’s What To Watch at SXSW in Austin, Texas. “I really wish I hadn’t done that.”;
As Reynolds recalls, he required some liquid courage before stripping down for the nude bearskin-rug shot.
“The only rules I had… I wanted a lot of drinks before,”; he said. “I have to be truthful, I was totally zonkered when I did the picture. That stupid smile, that’s what it is you know.”;