Tom Brady went from star quarterback to movie star on Tuesday night for the Los Angeles premiere of Rug for Brady , who both produces and plays (as himself).
The NFL star was greeted by fans chanting his name the moment he stepped out of the car and was sought out by a group for a photo as he slowly made his own decisions Surrounded by industry insiders and handshakes entering the Westwood Theatre.
Brady’s co-star – and the film’s leading lady – Jane Fonda , Lily Tomlin , Sally Field and Rita Moreno also caught up to him on the carpet, and Tomlin was full of praise for the athlete’s performance.
“He’s a great actor,” she told The Hollywood Reporter . “He’s a good listener, that’s a big sign of a good actor. He’s really listening, and he’s responding in that moment, and you can see him thinking and processing what you’re saying to him, like in real life Same.”
Director Kyle Marvin had similar experience feedback, affirming that “it’s crazy that he’s not a professional actor, but he’s definitely in this thing Make a difference. I think he’s really committed to it, which is the hardest thing to do, like okay, I’m going to commit to this scene. And I think it turned out well.”