Patriots owner Robert Kraft showed off his thespian side in a strange video that is making its way around the Internet. The video lacks much context, but according to Barstool Sports it shows Kraft interacting with gal pal Ricki Lander during the actress’ audition tape for the 2013 movie “The Internship.”
Kraft and Lander sparked dating rumors when they were photographed sitting courtside at a Celtics game last month. Kraft’s late wife Martha died last year.
In the video, Lander says she’s auditioning for the role of “Mary Elena.” She and Kraft then begin role-playing, with Kraft reading from a script. Kraft seems to be playing the role of an exec from Yahoo!, and the two get cozy when Kraft offers to buy Mary Elena a drink. The video culminates with Kraft screaming at another actor and delivering a vicious knockout punch. (WARNING: End of video contains graphic language).
UPDATE: Kraft issued the following statement in response to the video going viral: “I tried to help Ricki prepare an audition tape for an upcoming Vince Vaughn/Owen Wilson comedy by reading Wilson’s lines. I never intended that it would be made public and I regret that it has. I think we can all agree that Owen Wilson has nothing to worry about. I am going to stick to my day job.”