Everyone was taking acid, dropping out and protesting Vietnam.
‘I did it for my son and for all the parents of gay children,’ she says.
It was an insipid, stupid situation comedy.’ Despite her subsequent success in both critically acclaimed and mainstream films (Field played Tom Hanks’s mother in Forrest Gump and Aunt May in The Amazing Spider-Man), that feeling has never left her.
It’s something she’s discussed with Sir Michael Caine, a fellow working-class star.
That happened to my family and it does something to you inside.’ Field remains passionate about acting.
She returns in the Spider-Man sequel next year but her focus is on her family.
‘Steven didn’t feel we belonged together,’ says Field, who dealt with the death of her elderly mother during filming and was Oscar-nominated for her performance.