The secrets from the set of Barbra Streisand’s cult film The Way They Were are finally revealed in The Way They Were: How Epic Battles and Bruised Egos Brought a Classic Hollywood Love Story to the Screen, released January 24th Author Robert Hofler shared details in the book, mentioning that during the sex scenes with Streisand, Robert Redford wore a pair of tight briefs to protect himself from the actress who was attracted to him.
According to the Daily Mail, Redford originally didn’t want to get involved with a woman he “didn’t consider a serious actress” and “wanted to protect himself since he was a happily married father of four.” He said at the time: “She has a reputation for being a very controlling person. She will direct herself. It’s never going to work.” According to Hofler, Streisand wore a bikini for the sex scene in the film, which was shot between August and November 1972 and released in October 1973, but Redford doubled his underpants and made sure the scene was “pretty-G- rated” was.
Film legend Robert Redford retired from acting at the age of 81
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The romantic drama, directed by Sydney Pollack, was nominated for multiple awards, winning the Academy Awards for Best Original Score and Best Original Song for the theme song “The Way We Were.” In addition, it ranked sixth in AFI’s 100 Years…100 Passions poll of the 100 Greatest Love Stories in American Cinema, according to Wikipedia.
Robert married in 1958 at the home of her grandmother, Lola Van Wagenen, who dropped out of college to tie the knot with him. But the marriage ended in 1985. In July 2009 he married his second and current wife and longtime partner Sibylle Szaggars in Hamburg. The couple first met in 1996, according to YourTango. Born in April 1957, Szaggars is a painter whose artwork has been exhibited across Europe, Monaco, Peru, Singapore, Japan, Suriname and the United States, according to The Sun. Robert gushed about marrying Szaggars two years after the couple married in a 2011 interview for AARP Magazine. He told the outlet: “She’s a very special person. She’s younger than me and European, which I like, so it’s a whole new life.”