Jane Fonda has spent decades in the spotlight, but that doesn’t mean she’s immune to others’ star power.
Fonda, who is currently promoting her upcoming movie “80 for Brady,” told The Hollywood Reporter recently that she was “completely star struck” when Tom Brady first walked into her trailer on the set of the comedy.
“My knees actually got weak… I’m in awe of that kind of skill. When somebody is the best in the world at what they do, you have to honor that and respect it. I was just awestruck,” said the Academy Award winner.
She shared that the seven-time Super Bowl winner “was kind and humble, which is hard to believe considering how brilliant he is at what he does, but it’s true. He was also sweet and polite.”
Fonda’s “Grace and Frankie” costar Lily Tomlin, who also stars in “80 for Brady,” told the outlet that the NFL champion is “a good actor. He’s very personable and unassuming.”
Sally Field continued heaping praise on Brady’s acting skills, noting that “he’s clearly a performer. He knows where to put any kind of adrenaline he might have and knows how to ride it over the top. He’s a jaw-dropping, once-in-a-lifetime athlete and that’s really hard to be around. Just the fact that I was there, I mean, I’ve been a fan and watched him play — who hasn’t? He’s really staggering, not only for his physical skills but for his mental skills.”
“80 for Brady,” which hits theaters February 3, tells the story of four best friends who embark on a road trip to the 2017 Super Bowl in Houston. Hijinks ensue as the pals do their best to make it into the big game without tickets. The movie, which is based on a true story, also stars Rita Moreno and Billy Porter. Brady’s former teammate Rob Gronkowski appears in the film as himself.