‘How I survived’ kissing Paul Newman, Rock Hudson

Piper Laurie likes to kiss and inform.

The “Carrie” actress, 90, has recalled working with — and smooching — Hollywood heartthrobs Paul Newman and Rock Hudson again within the day.

Laurie will likely be honored on the 13th annual TCM Classic Film Festival later this month and spoke to Fox News beforehand about appearing (and extra) with the 2 icons.

She dished about how she “survived” smooching the blond-haired, blue-eyed Newman, with whom she labored in 1961’s “The Hustler.”

“Nicely, it was an incredible reward to be a part of an exquisite movie and take part in moments like that. So, I loved each second of it,” she admitted with amusing.

She additional described what it was like to easily be close to the “Sting” star. “We had been sitting reverse one another at a rehearsal corridor and I remembered he simply took my breath away,” Laurie stated.

“That’s after I was actually confronted with that magnificence, these spectacular eyes,” she added.

“He had this beautiful, beautiful clever face. We learn by means of the scripts collectively, and it calmed me down just a little bit. I noticed then that he was only a human being like the remainder of us,” she continued. “And he was such a tough employee. He had this nice want to be a very good actor.”

Whereas the 2 additionally appeared in 1957’s “Till They Sail,” they didn’t share scenes collectively.

Newman and Laurie share a cigarette in a scene from the 1961 movie “The Hustler.”
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The “Kids of a Lesser God” actress starred with Hudson within the 1952 comedy “Has Anyone Seen My Gal?”

Laurie and Hudson had been buddies and “appearing mates” for some time by the point they appeared within the flick collectively. “We did our first display take a look at collectively at Common, and we had been each signed. We grew to become quick pals,” Laurie gushed.

She recalled that the display take a look at they did was a “passionate love scene,” stating, “I used to be miscast in it, however I suppose the studio was making an attempt to determine what they might do with me. The road for the scene was sort of ridiculous, however they employed us. And so they saved placing us collectively in films.”

Laurie additionally remembered that the “Large” actor would hang around at her house and they might get pleasure from home-cooked meals collectively.

Rock Hudson forgets all about his collarbone as lovely actress Piper Laurie pays him a visit. The young actor broke the collarbone while surfboarding near Laguna Beach, California.
Hudson acquired a go to from Laurie after he broke his collarbone whereas browsing in 1953.
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“My mom liked to prepare dinner, and Rock used to like consuming her meals,” she recalled. “We had been such good buddies, so it was a stunning expertise.”

Newman was 83 when he handed away in 2008, whereas Hudson died in 1985 at age 59 from issues as a result of AIDS.

Laurie added that each time she thinks about “Pillow Speak” star Hudson, his “laughter involves thoughts.” Whereas the pair would typically chuckle collectively, nevertheless, Laurie stated that Hudson was additionally “terribly insecure, however so gifted and magnetic to take a look at.”

Piper Laurie
Laurie poses in a promo shoot circa 1950.
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The Michigan native recalled a very mesmerizing occasion when she noticed Hudson — who, she stated, had “that smile behind his eyes, which was actual” — ready on the doorway of the commissary at Common.

“He was simply standing there, and that alone took your breath away. He was this huge man with an ideal physique and ideal face,” Laurie stated.

“He was fairly a sight. He was born to be a film star,” she added.

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