Jane Fonda says her ‘knees gave way’ when she met ‘gorgeous’ Tom Brady: ‘I had to hold onto something’

Jane Fonda says her ‘knees gave way’ when she met ‘gorgeous’ Tom Brady: ‘I had to hold onto something’

Jane Fonda got hot after meeting NFL legend Tom Brady on the set of their upcoming movie 80 For Brady.

The 85-year-old actress starred alongside Lily Tomlin, Sally Field and Rita Moreno in the sports comedy, which was produced by Brady’s 199 Productions and features a cameo from the 7-time Super Bowl champion.

Fonda described being starstruck when she met Brady, 45, during the film’s premiere screening at the Palm Springs International Film Festival on Friday night.

“Tom Brady, I think he went into all of our trailers individually,” she recalled during a Q&A, according to Variety. “And when he walked into my trailer at the end, my knees gave out.”

Jane Fonda revealed she was star struck when she met Tom Brady. (Getty)

The “Book Club” star continued, “I had to hold something back. I mean, he’s amazing. He’s so amazing.”


The “Book Club” star continued, “I had to hold something back. I mean, he’s amazing. He’s so amazing.”

In the film, Fonda, Moreno, Field and Tomlin play four best friends and Brady superfans who travel together to Houston, Texas to watch the New England Patriots take on the Atlanta Falcons in the 2017 Super Bowl.

Super Bowl LI featured the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history as the Patriots overcame a 23-8 deficit to win the game. In addition to Brady, other Patriots players were featured in the film, including former tight end Rob “Gronk” Gronkowski, retired wide receiver Julian Edelman and former wide receiver Danny Amendola.

During the show, Field told the audience that she was looking forward to meeting the star athletes before they arrived.

“I was the one who welcomed everyone,” recalls the 76-year-old actress.

“There was no one else,” Tomlin, 82, told Variety. “There’s no PA there, just Sally.”

Field continued, “I was there, ‘Hi, guys! I’m so glad you’re here!’

Fonda, Rita Moreno, Lily Tomlin and Sally Field star in the upcoming film 80 For Brady. (Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)

She added, “I wanted them to feel comfortable. I was a fan and I was there welcoming them.”

Fonda went on to praise Brady for his good manners, recalling, “Tom was very nice when he first came to the set to buy lunch.”

The two-time Oscar winner continued: “It was the first time he walked into either of our trailers, which were the dressing rooms, and introduced himself like we didn’t know who he was.”

“But again, a real gentleman. He was gracious. And I was expecting one of those big football sweatshirts because my nephew is a huge fan and he was very gracious. [Tom] wrote on it for him, and my grandson now has it on the wall in a frame. [Tom] there’s just a lot of good behavior like that.”

Fonda also raved about the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback on the red carpet before the premiere. “He was kind and humble, which is hard to believe considering how great he is at what he does, but it’s true. He was also sweet and kind,” she told the Hollywood Reporter.

The New York native added: “Actually, my knees went weak when he walked into my trailer. I’m in awe of that kind of skill. When someone is the best in the world at what they do, you have to respect that and respect it. I was just in awe.”

During her interview with THR, Tomlin complimented Brady on his acting skills. “He’s a good actor,” she told the media. “He is very personable and modest.”

She went on to describe Brady’s performance during a lengthy scene they share together in the film.

The Grace & Frankie alum said: “Just looking at his face and his eyes and seeing him listen to me as an actor trying to respond in the same way. I felt like I was him [real-life] woman from Boston who was in her 80s. I actually felt like he was my son when I had to do this speech with him.”

Based on a true story, “80 For Brady” follows four friends who decide to watch Brady play in the Super Bowl against the Atlanta Falcons. (Paramount Pictures Corporation)

“He’s definitely a performer,” Field told THR. “He knows where to put whatever adrenaline he might have and he knows how to channel it.

“Just the fact that I was there, I mean, I was a fan and I saw him play – who wouldn’t? He’s really amazing, not only in his physical ability, but also in his mental ability. He’s a chess player out there [on the field].”


Last summer, Brady told THR that he was very impressed while watching the veteran actresses perform on set.

“We found the most amazing actresses,” the first-time producer said. “Lily, Jane, Rita and Sally. They brought it all to life. At the end of the day, watching them act and watching them perform was so cool.”

Directed by Kyle Marvin, the film also starred Billy Porter, Rob Corddry, Sara Gilbert, Glynn Turman, Bob Balaban, Ron Funches, Jimmy O. Yang Harry Hamlin and Guy Fieri.

“80 For Brady” will hit theaters on February 3.


Ashley Hume is an entertainment writer for Fox News Digital. Story tips can be sent to [email protected] and on Twitter: @ashleyhume

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