Burt Reynolds has said that he really regrets his now-iconic nude centrefold for Cosmopolitan magazine.
Posed on a bearskin rug, Burt was to become the first nude male centrefold in the April 1972 issue of the magazine.
“It was really stupid. I don’t know what I was thinking,” the 80-year-old said of his famous photograph during an interview with AOL’s “What to Watch” at Texas’ South by Southwest festival (via the New York Post).
“I really wish I hadn’t done that…. I have to be truthful, I was totally zonkered when I did the picture. That stupid smile, that’s what it is, you know.”
“As long as it was only a certain amount of pubic hair showing, I was all for it.”