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Tom Brady walks '80 for Brady' red carpet, film team talks Boston accent and NFL star's performance

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.”

This movie follows four friends from Massachusetts to Texas Watch their beloved Brady and his (then) Patriots play in the 1000 Super Bowl. Asked if he had considered giving the four award-winning actresses a try with a Boston accent, Marvin said they had discussed it, but “the reality is that there are many kinds of Boston accents, there are 2017 different Boston accents, so in order to dissect and resolve this we thought it best not to distract and let women speak in their natural voice.”

However, Tomlin said she was “trying a little bit” to use a classic accent, joking that “it’s hard not to go too far.” The Grace and Frankie star also stated that her main attraction is that she “has to be around other women. We’re friends anyway and we don’t spend that much time together, so when we’re locked up on a set, We got to see each other every day for months. It was fun.”

Marvin explained that when he signed with fellow executive producer Michael Covino, only Fonda and Tomlin signed; The two knew Field, and they reached out to Moreno to complete the group. For Moreno in particular, the director said, “It’s really her soul, this wild comedy.”

“I’m really upset because Rita is in She hasn’t done more of this style of comedy in her career because she’s funny and at the top of her game,” Covino added. “I wouldn’t be surprised if comedies based on Rita Moreno come back.”

80 for Brady opens Friday.




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