Ariel Winter and Burt Reynolds worked together on The Last Movie Star last year, and now, the young actress made sure to take to social media to pay tribute to the late actor. It looks like their joint project helped Ariel and Burt to grow very close to each other and bond while on set.
The beloved actor was taken from us after he suffered a fatal heart attack. He was 82.
As fans know, Reynolds’ death was announced yesterday, September 6 and soon after, Winter posted on her Instagram account a number of pics that featured her and the late man.
In the caption, she wrote: ‘The world has lost a legend today. Not only on the big screen, but also in life. Burt Reynolds was an incredible man to everybody he encountered, and I’m deeply grateful I got to spend time with him the way I did.’
‘They do not make them like this anymore — he was truly the last movie star. Burt was kind, a loving soul that could brighten your day with a smile, and he always cared to make sure that he asked how your day was going or cheer you up with a charming compliment,’ she went on.
Finally, to conclude her tribute, Ariel said that ‘While today’s a sad day, Burt lived an incredibly full life and while he is no longer here physically, he’s always in our hearts and minds. I will love and miss you always, Burt.’
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The world lost a legend today. Not only on screen, but also in life. Burt Reynolds was an incredible man to everyone he encountered, and I am deeply grateful that I got to spend time with him in the way that I did. They don’t make them like him anymore— he truly was the last movie star. Burt was a kind, loving soul that could brighten your day with just a smile, and always cared to make sure he asked how your day was going or just cheer you up with a charming compliment. While today is a sad day, Burt lived an incredibly full life and while he’s no longer here physically, he is always in our hearts and minds. Will love and miss you always Burt.
But the Modern Family actress did not wait for Reynolds to lose his life to praise him as she’s gushed about working with the experienced actor back in April of 2017 as well.
While at the Tribeca Film Festival, she told ET: ‘Obviously I was nervous to be working with such a legend like Burt Reynolds. I mean he is really the most amazing man. He is so wonderfully sweet and just an incredibly talented actor, and really the nicest person.’