Superstar quarterback Tom Brady, is opening up about his recent work projects. He spoke with The Hollywood Reporter for a Zoom interview and talked about his Hertz campaign, his feature film and how it all came together, and his recent viral underwear video filmed by his wife, Gisele Bündchen.
Everything Brady does is always a success, including his recent debut feature film as a producer. He revealed the project just as it was confirmed that he was retiring from the NFL. However, he has since rejoined the game, going back to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to make even more history with the team.
Read on to find out more.
Tom Brady Produced A Feature Film
Brady’s film, titled “80 for Brady,” follows the experience of four best friends and New England Patriots fans who plan a field trip to the 2017 Super Bowl to see their favorite player, Brady, live. During the interview, he spoke about how he landed the project, what it means for his film career, and his work ethic.
“80 for Brady” stars Jane Fonda, Sally Field, Rita Moreno, and Lily Tomlin. Brady also spoke about how collaborative his work process and partnership with Hertz were. He said, “I try to be involved from the beginning of the campaign to the end and obviously, on camera, behind the camera, even on post-production days to make sure that things turn out the way that we want and to make sure that all the spots have a great feeling about them. “
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“I’ve loved working with Hertz,” he continued, “They’ve got a great leadership team. It’s just been really fun these last 18 months working together and seeing all these things come to life. We’ve got a lot more fun things ahead. It’s a very cool company that was very proactive in being the industry leader in EVs. I love that whole aspect of their business.”
He Spoke About His Producer Experience
The interviewer also asked Brady about the process of developing the feature film and what it means for his future in Hollywood. He said, “There’s a lot to that. Working with my agent at WME, Jason Hodes, has really opened my eyes to the different possibilities in media, and we’ve worked on several projects now.”
“This was our first feature film, and I was offscreen more than onscreen,” he continued, “I had done a few things with Religion of Sports when I partnered with Facebook to do Tom vs. Time. Then I partnered with ESPN to do Man in the Arena. I loved being on camera for those, and I was a producer as well, but this was the first major motion picture I produced.”
He explained how the project came to him, saying, “An agent, Max, who works with Jason, brought the script to him, and Jason called me after he read it to say, “Look, I have this amazing script. It’s a great story, and I think it has a lot of potential.” We went through several rewrites, and it got to an amazing woman, Donna Gigliotti, a great producer. She brought on Kyle [Marvin], our director.”
According to the star athlete, he “found the most amazing actresses, Lily, Jane, Rita, and Sally,” who helped bring it all to life. He also admitted that watching them perform and act was a cool experience for him.
“I got to bring a few of my teammates on set with me, guys that are super important to me in my life. We had two days when I was on set filming. It felt like a locker room, you know, we just really enjoyed it. I can’t wait to see how it comes.”
There Is More Producing In Brady’s Future
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When asked if he has more plans to produce more projects, Brady said, “Yeah, definitely. I definitely see that as a part of my future and being involved in media, producing different projects, and helping bring them to life. I’ve always loved being able to tell these stories, and I’ve told ’em personally; I’ve been a part of a lot of ’em. I’ve been on camera for a lot of ’em and off-camera. “
The iconic sports star also said that he likes to be involved with any project he does and that he doesn’t really know what the future holds for him regarding that. However, he also said, “at the same time, I know that I have a very proactive group of people that are working hard to bring great things to life.”
Tom Brady Spoke About His Viral Underwear Video
Brady touched on his beautiful wife, Gisele Bündchen, and answered a question about the viral video she took of him to promote his new underwear line and if they would do any more challenges together.
As reported by The Blast, Bündchen shocked fans when she shared a video showing off her husbands new underwear. Fans of course noticed way more than the underwear owing to how well the piece of clothing gripped the athletes body.
He said, “You have to stay tuned on that, but there are a few challenges that I’ve set out that I have to meet. A few guys challenged me online to some photos, so I gotta come through on that. So, we’ll see, we’ll see. I love the way people have embraced it. Things are off to an amazing start [with the brand], and I just want to be involved in great things and really always over-deliver for people.”
He continued, “That’s one thing that I’ve learned in football over the years through building a great team and seeing things through is that you have to over-deliver. I want people to think of me as someone who is always coming through for them. Whether that’s an underwear line or a feature film, it has the same amount of credibility and weight in my eyes.
It will be interesting to see what Tom Brady has to offer as he makes his move to the big screen!!
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