Jane Fonda had a fangirl moment meeting Tom Brady, says her ‘knees gave away’ when she met the football superstar

Jane Fonda was stars struck on meeting NFL legendary quarterback Tom Brady.

Jane Fonda had a fangirl moment meeting Tom Brady, says her ‘knees gave away’ when she met the football superstar

Jane Fonda and Tom Brady (Image via Reuters and Field Gulls)

During his 40-day hiatus from football, legendary quarterback Tom Brady did have his hands full. Firstly, he took a music production class and learned to create dope music tracks. Second, his production company 199 Productions announced the 80 for Brady, which will also star the 45-year-old signal-caller for Tampa Bay.

Academy Award winners Jane Fonda and Sally Field along with Rita Moreno and Lily Tomlin will star in the movie. The movie revolves around four best friends who travel to Houston to see their favorite quarterback, Tom Brady, take on the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI.


“Book Club” star, Jane Fonda, recently shared her experience meeting the 7x Super Bowl champion on the set of the movie with Variety. She recalled being starstruck by Tom Brady and was surprised by his humble nature.

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Jane Fonda praises Tom Brady for being humble despite being a global superstar

Rita Moreno, Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Sally Field in 80 for Brady (Image via Variety)
Rita Moreno, Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, and Sally Field in 80 for Brady (Image via Variety)

Jane Fonda said, remembering her meeting with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback, that he individually met each one of the actors in their trailers. “And when he walked into my trailer at the end, my knees gave way,” Jane added. “I had to hold onto something. I mean, he is gorgeous. He is so gorgeous.” She also praised Brady for his good manners.


The 85-year-old said, “It was the first time he went to each of our trailers, which were our dressing rooms, and he introduced himself as though we didn’t know who he was.” She went on to say that he was very gracious and even signed one of his jerseys for Fonda’s nephew, who is a huge fan of the star. “My knees actually got weak when he walked into my trailer. 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.”

80 for Brady will show four female best friends as they take on a beautiful journey to see Tom Brady win his 5th Super Bowl ring. Super Bowl LI was one of the best games in the history of the Super Bowl as the whole world saw Brady and the New England Patriots come back from a 28-3 deficit and snatch the victory away from the Atlanta Falcons.

The movie will also start Brady’s former teammates and stars of Super Bowl LI –  Rob GronkowskiJulian Edelman, and Danny Amendola. Jane Fonda couldn’t contain her fondness for Brady as she continued, “Just looking at his face and his eyes and watching him listen to me as an actor trying to reciprocate in the same way. I felt like I was that [real-life] woman from Boston who was in her 80s. I felt, in fact, as though he was my son when I had to do this speech with him.”


The movie is set to release on February 3, 2023.

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