Actor Zachary Levi just penned a touching tribute to the late Betty White, who passed away earlier today.
“The Golden Girls” actress passed away suddenly on New Year’s Eve at the age of 99. She was only a few weeks away from celebrating her 100th birthday on January 17, 2022.
Levi took to Instagram in order to pen a touching tribute to the late actress, who helped inspire his acting career. Levi is not only an actor but a comedian and singer as well. He’s best known for playing Chuck Bartowski in the TV series “Chuck” and the titular superhero “Shazam!” in the DC universe.
Levi Pens Tribute To Betty White: ‘She Was More Than An Icon’
Shortly after her passing, Levi posted a few sweet snaps of the two together, which even includes a kiss on the lips!
“Betty made this world better,” he began. “She made this business better. We should all take a page out of her book of life. H—, we should take entire chapters. She was more than an icon. She was an example of how to carry yourself. How to treat others. How to make people laugh in the most kind and sincere ways.”
“We all loved her for a reason,” he continued. “Because, deep down, she’s an example of who we all want to be. A bright light of love, and hope, and optimism.”
“I only had the pleasure of crossing paths with her a few times in my life,” he shared. “But those few times made an incredible impact on my life, and I will cherish them always. And while I never got an answer as to whether or not she’d make me the proud mother of her children, I will never forget her, or her kiss, as long as I live.”
“Which, if I’m lucky, will be as long and fruitful as she did,” he concluded. “Rest in love, Betty. No doubt heaven just got a h—uva lot funnier, and classier, with your arrival.”
Levi Stars In Inspirational Christmas Film ‘American Underdog’
Levi also starred in “American Underdog: The Kurt Warner Story,” which came out on Christmas day. Directed by Jon Erwin, the film also stars Anna Paquin, Dennis Quaid, Adam Baldwin, and Chance Kelly.
The 2021 sports drama tells the inspirational true story of Kurt Warner, who overcame years of obstacles and setbacks to become a two-time NFL MVP, Super Bowl champion, and Hall of Fame quarterback. With the support and encouragement of his family, coaches, and teammates, Warner found the strength to reveal the champion he really is and serve as inspiration to many.
Although the film only has a 73% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, the film got a major thumbs up from audiences with an audience score of 98%. Randy Myers of the San Jose Mercury News gave a glowing review of the film, saying, “In this well-made crowd-pleaser of a biopic, the story of former Los Angeles Rams quarterback Kurt Warner is told with all the emotion and the abiding respect for the power of faith that it deserves.”