Field of Dreams star Gaby Hoffmann’s shady remark about former co-star Kevin Costner: ‘Not paternal’

If you build it, it will come.

Field of Dreams star Gaby Hoffmann, 42, who was a child actress when the 1989 modern classic sports film was released, had no kind words about her on-screen father, Kevin Costner, 69.

In an interview with Business Insider published Thursday, Hoffmann, also known for Transparent, said there was a lot of “fatherly energy” on that set, but noted, “I didn’t feel the fatherly energy from Kevin Costner. We’ll leave things at that.

The film was based on the 1982 novel “Shoeless Joe” by WP Kinsella. The late Ray Liotta played the role of Shoeless Joe Jackson. Costner starred as farmer Ray Kinsella, who builds a baseball field that attracts baseball-playing ghosts. Hoffmann played Ray’s daughter. She was 6 years old at the time.

Unlike Costner, Hoffmann had high praise for Liotta, who died at age 67 in 2022 from pulmonary edema and acute heart failure.

“I absolutely loved Ray. I was convinced he was in love with me too, which obviously he wasn’t, but he was truly a sweetheart,” she said. “I didn’t have a dad growing up, and there were so many wonderful men on that set.”

He continued, “Ray Liotta and, really, all the baseball players, I would sit and play cards with them and play catch with them,” Hoffman continued. “I jokingly said I had a huge crush on him, but I think I was really attracted to a sort of paternal, protective energy that he had in spades. What a wonderful actor he was too.”

Although Hoffmann believes Costner has no “fatherly energy,” he has seven children.

He has three children – Annie, 40, Lily, 37, and Joe, 36 – with ex-wife Cindy Silva. He has a son, Liam, 26, with Bridget Rooney.

He has three younger children — Cayden, 17, Hayes, 15, and Grace, 13 — with ex-wife Christine Baumgartner, whom he divorced in February after a messy separation.

On screen, Costner is also “fatherly” in his most recent role, that of patriarch John Dutton in the hit ranch drama. Yellowstone. John is the father of adult children Kayce (Luke Grimes), Jamie (Wes Bentley) and Beth (Kelly Reilly), as well as his son-in-law and Beth’s husband, Rip Wheeler (Cole Hauser).

Costner, whose epic western film Horizon was panned by critics, he started talking about the behind-the-scenes drama Yellowstone.

The “Waterworld” star told GQ about the show’s filming schedule: “Very rarely did we start when we said we would, and not finish when we said we would.

“And I was fine with it. I really was. I was fine with it, but it wasn’t a trend that could continue for me.

He felt like he was missing out on other job opportunities and said he couldn’t set a schedule for which Horizonof which he starred, directed and co-wrote.

THE Dance with wolves the star and director said he was still willing to work with him Yellowstone find solutions, but “the scripts never arrived. They haven’t shot him yet. As far as I know. The scripts never arrived. And so at one point they told me we don’t have an ending or something.

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