Need plans that involve a celebrity this week?
Spend “An Evening with Burt Reynolds” on Thursday.
Sponsored by Legends Radio 100.3 FM, this event, held at Palm Beach State College Eissey Campus Theatre in Palm Beach Gardens, is an opportunity to spend a few hours with Jupiter’s favorite son and America’s favorite Bandit.
The Hollywood legend will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. to answer questions from the audience, speak about his career, and show film clips from some of his 200-plus movies.
The evening will benefit The Burt Reynolds Institute for Film and Theatre.
Caveat: The 81-year-old showbiz vet is in questionable health. Reynolds made a rare public appearance at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City last month to support his latest movie “Dog Years,” and had to be given a chair on the red carpet.
He blames many of his aches on his pains on doing his own stunts over the years. But it is unclear exactly what ails him.
Regrets? Reynolds has a few.
The “But Enough About Me” author told Closer Weekly that “Bandit” costar Sally Field was the one that got away. And he knew even though the actress was known for demure roles, she was the perfect costar for the action movie.
“I was told [by studio executives] she was not sexy — she was the Flying Nun,” Reynolds recounted. “Trust me, talent is sexy. She is talented and sexy.”
Nice to hear at his age that he is still a romantic and that their chemistry was real in the iconic flick.
Tickets start at $45; http://www.legendsradio.comor 561-207-5900.