Movie star Burt Reynolds was stunned when his Dukes Of Hazzard co-star Jessica
Simpson’s grandfather asked him to look after the pop star – because he felt
someone else should be keeping him away from her.
The Deliverance star, who plays villainous Boss Hogg in the movie adaptation
of the cult TV series, isn’t used to playing father figures to young actresses–and still recalls a time when he was the one being told to stay away.
He says, “He went, ‘Make sure nobody bothers her,’ and I went, ‘What’s
happened to me?’
“Before they would say, ‘Stay away!’ Now it’s ‘You’re harmless. You protect
Reynolds admits he was smitten with his sexy young co-star, who plays Daisy
Duke in the movie: “She was stunning. You could set a glass right on her rear
end and you wouldn’t spill a drop, which I like a lot.”
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