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Jane Fonda Says Meeting Tom Brady on '80 for Brady' Set Made Her Knees Weak: 'I'm Totally Starwed'

Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Rita Moreno, Sally Field and Harry Hamlin Add Stars to Palm Springs International Film Festival’s Opening Night Celebration Power, the campaign will continue until January


(L-R) Jane Fonda, Rita Moreno, Lily Tomlin and Sally Field

Jane Fonda, Rita Moreno, Lily Tomlin & Sally Field in ” Brady Premiere at Palm Springs Film Festival. Vivian Kyrileia/Getty

Few people don’t talk about Tom Brady, but it turns out that the NFL The superstar was the hottest topic of discussion on the Palm Springs red carpet Friday night.

The desert city hosted the Paramount Pictures ‘ Road Trip Comedy 80 Brady at Palm Springs High School’s Richard Center for the Arts, as its star Jane Fonda , Lily Tomlin , Sally Field , Rita Moreno and Harry Hamlin (present with wife Lisa Rinna) added some Hollywood elements Palm Springs International Film Festival Star Power at Opening Night Celebration.

While Brady wasn’t in attendance — his Tampa Bay Buccaneers are heading to the NFL playoffs soon — his key teammates in the film were keen to talk about the first-time producer Producer Cameo in director Kyle Marvin’s film. Written by (Boston natives) Emily Halpern and Sarah Haskins, Brady Follow a group of best friends on a mission to make it to the Super Bowl and meet Brady in this epic game20 represents the current New England Patriots.

Even the legendary Fonda said she was “totally star-struck” when working with the veteran quarterback. “He’s kind and humble, which is hard to believe considering how well he does what he does, but it’s true. He’s also gracious and polite,” Fonda gushed. “My knees actually went weak when he walked into my trailer. I was in awe of that skill. When someone is the best in the world at what they do, you have to respect and respect This. I’m just shocked.”

at Interview with and THR Last summer, Brady said seeing his accomplished co-stars doing things on set left him impressed Impressed. “We found the most amazing actress,” he said. “Lily, Jane, Rita and Sally. They bring it all to life. At the end of the day, it’s just so cool to watch them perform and perform.”

Tomlin fired back on Friday night he. “Well, this is fantastic,” she said. “He’s a good actor. He’s very personable and humble.” Tomlin went on to explain that her one particularly long scene with Brady had quite the impact. “Just looking at his face and eyes, watching him listen to me, as an actor trying to respond in the same way. I feel like I’m that [real life] woman from Boston who’s in her s. Facts Come on, when I had to do this speech with him, I felt like he was my son.”

Field, fresh off last night’s Film Awards, will The Pioneer Award went to The Fabelmans Filmmaker Steven Spielberg friend16 year , said Brady in 50 for Brady . “He’s clearly a performer. He knows where to put any adrenaline he might have and how to ride it. 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 of him and watched him play — who hasn’t? He’s really amazing, not only because of his physical skills, but also his mental skills. He A chess player [on the field].”

Executive Producer Michael Covino, who is also Marvin’s producing partner, knows what it takes . Covino played soccer for years, including stints at Fordham University and Occidental College. “It was my first hobby. I always wanted to make movies, but I also wanted to play professional football, and it was clear early on in my college career that wasn’t going to happen, so it seemed like I’d better start pivoting and get into movies as soon as possible field,” Covino said, adding that when the script came up, they jumped at it. “A friend of ours who runs the studio knows my football past and how much I love it. Obviously, I’m a big Tom Brady fan, and anyone who knows the game can recognize his past in football. What an incredible achievement — years.”

Watching Brady be able to zero in on this new effort also makes Corvino Eye-opener. “Anything he sets out to tackle, he does it with a level of intensity, persistence, focus and determination, whatever it is, you can’t doubt him,” he continued. “I’ve always admired him, but I think he has unparalleled concentration. When he decides to do something, he does it.”

Marvin teases at this A scene from the movie — which audiences can see when it hits theaters Feb. 3 — shows Brady’s level of commitment. “He was very open about what he knew and didn’t know and what he was and wasn’t happy with,” said Marvin, who earlier told THR How the NFL approves Never-before-seen footage From 730 his The Super Bowl of the Movies. “It was an unbelievable experience, and there was a moment in the film where you saw where he worked for it. It was incredible, everyone on set was blown away by his all-out attitude Shocked, I think that’s his motto in life. He’s sick of everything he owns.”

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