Kirstie Alley recently admitted to falling in love with Patrick Swayze during the filming of their 1985 telemovie North and South.
Now, Kirstie Alley has revealed details about how she propositioned her late co-star, who she claims rejected her at the time because she was “drunk”.
Putting to rest rumors of an affair, Kirstie Alley, 61, recalls in her new book, The Art of Men, telling the married actor: “I want to make love with you. I just don’t care anymore, let’s just do it.”
In her new book, The Art of Men, Kirstie Alley says it all unfolded after a night of partying with the late actor, who had completely charmed her on set.
The actress says she never cheated on her husband at the time, Parker Stevenson. But she considered it.
Patrick Swayze, who was married to his wife of 34 years, Lisa Niemi, didn’t accept her offer, however.
Brushing off her advances, Kirstie Alley recalls him telling her: “No. Come on, you’re drunk. Kirstie, you don’t really want to do it. You’re not that kind of girl.”
Kirstie Alley earlier this week claimed the two shared an “intense attraction” when they first met.
On Monday night’s Entertainment Tonight, Kirstie Alley said she tried to avoid “going down that road” but they ultimately fell in love.
“Both of us were married. We did not have an affair,” the actress said.
“But again, I think what I did was worse.
“Because I think when you fall in love with someone when you’re married you jeopardize your own marriage and their marriage. It’s doubly bad.”
Patrick Swayze died from pancreatic cancer in 2009.
Kirstie Alley also told Entertainment Tonight that although she’s friends with Patrick Swayze’s widow, who asked Alley to speak at her husband’s funeral, she is uncertain if Lisa Niemi is aware of their relationship.
Her revelations come after she described Look Who’s Talking Now co-star John Travolta in a shock interview on 20/20 with Barbara Walters last Friday.
Kirstie Alley was married Parker Stevenson at the time, and John Travolta was single when the shot the movie, which was released in 1989.
She told Barbara Walters her attraction to John Travolta was dynamic, adding: “It took all the power I had not to run off with him,” insisting they, too, did not have an affair.
Kirstie Alley went on to make two sequels with John Travolta, Look Who’s Talking Too and Look Who’s Talking Now!
John Travolta married actress Kelly Preston in 1991, and the trio have remained close friends, she says.
Appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Thursday night, Kirstie Alley said of their attraction: “The only good part of it is I didn’t turn it into a sexual relationship, which is really good. Because for me if I have sex with someone, I have to marry them.”
“My mother told me I would be a w***e if I didn’t marry someone I had sex with, so I was trying not to be a w***e.”
“Once you have sex with somebody else – I thank God I’m not that girl. But I wrote this story because it’s about men who influenced my life that I really love deeply… I’m proud of us. We chose not to.”
She also writes in her memoir Cheers co-star Woody Harrelson incessantly insisted they sleep together, in a “half joking and half serious” manner.
“We’re not sleeping together, I would say, half wishing I wasn’t married so we could,” she writes.
Woody Harrelson was not married when he portrayed naive barman Woody Boyd in the bar based comedy series from 1985 to 1993.
The actress was married to Bob Alley for seven years, starting in 1970.
Kirstie Alley tied the knot with second husband, The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries star Parker Stevenson in 1983.
They divorced in 1997, and shared custody of their two adopted children.