Tom Brady has made cameos in many movies and shows since he became an NFL superstar, but none were nearly as shocking as the latest. Never could anyone have guessed that Brady would poke fun at New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft’s infamous Florida day spa incident, but it happened.
Brady made a very brief appearance in Paul Rudd’s new Netflix comedy series “Living With Yourself,” and the cameo features him coming out of a seedy strip mall day spa looking refreshed. Rudd’s character is shown pulling into the parking lot and debating whether or not he wants to go inside before being stunned to see Brady.
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“First time?” Brady asks Rudd with a smirk.
“Uh-huh, you?” Rudd nervously responds.
At that point, Brady shakes his head and says “sixth” before hopping into the back of a black SUV.
Football fans are stunned, to say the least. The biggest questions are when the scene was filmed and whether or not Kraft was consulted before it was included. Timothy Greenberg, the show’s creator and writer, answered one of those questions in an interview with Shannon Carlin of Refinery29 this week. Greenberg said the show’s producers approached Brady’s people with the idea last year, and the quarterback was interested but wanted to wait until after the season. In the meantime, Kraft was charged with solicitation of prostitution as part of a sting at the Orchids of Asia day spa in Jupiter, Fla. Greenberg assumed that meant the scene with Brady was a no-go.
Greenberg said the spa that Kraft visited was “almost exactly like what we were shooting” and could have been used for a reference photo. He’s still in disbelief that Brady agreed to film the scene following the charges against Kraft, which still have not played out entirely in court.
“I’m writing something else now that’s about somebody getting trapped in a world where suddenly things are going too well and this was like that,” Greenberg said of Brady following through. “Like, really, something is wrong here. This can’t be real.”
With that in mind, you have to wonder if Kraft gave Brady the OK. A lot of people have said the 78-year-old should have just owned up to what he did from the start, though the nature of the investigation seemed a lot more serious when news of it first broke. Brady and Kraft have an extremely close relationship and Kraft has said he views Brady like a son, so it would be shocking if Brady didn’t consult him. Perhaps this is Kraft’s way of finally trying to downplay his involvement.
H/T Yahoo Sports