Burt Reynolds says his Dog Years co-star, Ariel Winter, doesn’t need any advice from him when it comes to her acting career.
The 81-year-old actor joined the 19-year-old Modern Family star at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City on Saturday to premiere their film, along with Chevy Chase — who also stars in the movie — and Robert De Niro. This marked Reynolds’ first public appearance in over a year.
In Dog Years, directed by Adam Rifkin, Reynolds portrays an aging, former movie star who is forced to face the reality that his glory days are behind him. “It’s a sweet picture,” Reynolds told ET. “I had two rather famous directors [watch it], both cried at the end. That’s a good sign.”
When asked if he offered up any words of wisdom to Winter while filming the movie, he responded, “No, she was doing fine. She’s going to be great.”
Reynolds also revealed that he’s planning on working with Chase again. “They have to write it, and remember, ‘I’m a star!'” he quipped. “I’m above the title but under him,” Chase chimed in.
In 2015, Reynolds released his memoir, But Enough About Me, and spoke candidly with ET about his decades-long life in the spotlight. When it comes to his legacy, the actor said he knows exactly how he wants to be remembered: “He worked hard, he was always on time and knew his lines, and he tried really hard to be a good guy.”
Reporting by David Batista.