While ruminating over his decision to come out of retirement, NFL legend Tom Brady found time to send flowers to legendary actress Jane Fonda.
What’s the connection, you might think? Well Brady has already been signed up to appear in a film called “Brady" -- a based-on-a-true-story tale about four old friends who take a road trip to see the legendary quarterback play in Super Bowl LI in 2017. Among the star-studded cast is, you guessed it, Jane Fonda.
Over the weekend, the 84-year-old actress disclosed the sweet gift she recently received from the NFL star.
"He sent me a humongous thing of orchids because I had my shoulder replaced,” Fonda told People at the Lo Maximo Awards in Los Angeles on Saturday. “I think it's going to last forever ... the shoulder and the orchids.”
The sentimental gesture is especially endearing as the outlet noted Brady and Fonda have yet to meet in person.
Also appearing in the film are Sally Field, Rita Moreno, and Fonda’s “Grace and Frankie” costar, Lily Tomlin.
"I'm gonna get my shoulder replaced so he'll send me some," Tomlin, 82, joked about Brady at the event.
This won’t be the first time Brady has tried acting. The professional athlete has cameoed in a few things, most notably “Ted 2” and “Entourage.”
In addition to acting, the five-time Super Bowl MVP is also the co-producer of the movie. Once he heard about the true story, Brady rang up Fonda, as Tomlin explained.
"Tom Brady phoned her to tell her he was trying to make a movie about them," Tomlin added. "And it's just really delightful to see. It was wonderful. And so we look like your typical Tom Brady fan."
The chemistry between Tomlin and Fonda is well oiled by now. They first worked together in the classic 1980 workplace comedy, “9 to 5,” which also starred Dolly Parton, whose theme song for the movie became a huge hit. The three will reunite during the final episodes of “Grace and Frankie” as it wraps up its seventh and final season for Netflix.
On Sunday, Brady announced he decided to not retire after all and will reunite with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for another season, wherein he’ll turn 45.
Production on "Brady" is expected to begin this spring.