Burt Reynolds’ recollection of his time with Raquel Welch was unflattering to say the least. In 2015, the Daily Mail published a passage from Burt Reynolds’ memoir in which he revealed that Raquel Welch was angry about his top billing in the movie “100 Rifles” (1969) so she refused to work with him. Reynolds revealed he and his co-star had to work with doubles to shoot their scenes.
“So when we did “Fuzz” (1972) I’d come to work, and Raquel’s double would be there instead, with her back to the camera,” Burt Reynolds wrote. “I’d say my lines to her and the director would say: ‘Cut.’ As I was driving out of the studio gate, the guard would pick up the phone and say, ‘He’s leaving now’ — and then Raquel would go in and say her lines to my double. We made the whole movie like that, never together in the same scene. Put it this way: we don’t send each other Christmas cards.”