Robert Redford refuses to let anybody suppose he might probably be unhealthy in mattress, in accordance with a brand new guide.
Redford, 86, insisted on chopping a bit of dialogue from “The Way We Were” implying that his character Hubbell wasn’t good in mattress, creator Robert Hofler revealed.
His guide, “The Way They Were: How Epic Battles and Bruised Egos Brought a Classic Hollywood Love Story to the Screen,” dives into the making of the 1973 romance movie in honor of its fiftieth anniversary.
Hofler wrote that the line was in each the guide and screenplay by Arthur Laurents, and Laurents wished to maintain it in to finish the scene.
“Hubbell seems into Katie’s (Barbra Streisand) eyes after their orgy of grapes and tells her, ‘It’ll be higher this time.’ Only Redford refused to say the line. He even made certain to have it crossed out in the working script,” Holfer wrote.
He added: “Redford was by no means unhealthy in mattress. So how might Hubbell be?”
A rep for Redford declined to remark to The Post.
The guide additionally famous that Redford wore two pairs of underwear to “shield himself” from Streisand, 80.
Streisand was allegedly “infatuated” with Redford, and Hofler mentioned the actor wore two “athletic supporters” in the course of the love scenes in response whereas the singer wore a bikini to maintain the photographs “fairly G-rated.”
Holfer reported that the director of the movie Sydney Pollack — who died in 2008 — had mentioned Streisand was “delighted” and had a crush on Redford “even earlier than we began.”
“It was onerous for ladies to not have a fixation, as a result of he was in every single place, like Elvis. He was the golden boy lengthy earlier than Hubbell got here alongside,” Pollack beforehand mentioned.
Laurents uttered the identical sentiment, saying, “She was merely mesmerized by him as a result of she discovered him so lovely. She was infatuated with Robert Redford, who dealt with it effectively, neither encouraging her nor utilizing her crush to his benefit.”
“The Way They Were: How Epic Battles and Bruised Egos Brought a Classic Hollywood Love Story to the Screen” — which incorporates unique interviews with each Redford and Streisand — hit bookshelves on Tuesday.