Jane Fonda
Jane Fonda arrives at the season seven final episodes premiere of Grace and Frankie on April 23, 2022, at NeueHouse Hollywood in Los Angeles Richard Shotwell/AP


  • Jane Fonda said she was left "completely starstruck" after meeting Tom Brady
  • Fonda will star in the comedy film "80 for Brady" alongside Lily Tomlin
  • "80 for Brady" will hit cinemas on Feb. 3

Jane Fonda revealed that she was left "completely starstruck" after her first meeting with NFL superstar Tom Brady while on set for "80 for Brady."

During Friday night's Palm Springs International Film Festival, The Hollywood Reporter scored an interview with the 85-year-old "Monster-in-Law" star, where she opened up about her encounter with the 45-year-old Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback.

"He was kind and humble, which is hard to believe considering how brilliant he is at what he does, but it's true," Fonda told the outlet while on the red carpet premiere for the debut of "80 for Brady." "He was also sweet and polite."

She continued, "My knees actually got weak when he walked into my trailer. I'm in awe of that kind of skill. When somebody is the best in the world at what they do, you have to honor that and respect it," adding that she felt "awestruck" at the moment.

THR also did an interview with Brady last year, where he praised the leading ladies for their remarkable performance, saying, "We found the most amazing actresses. Lily, Jane, Rita and Sally. They brought it [the movie] all to life. At the end of the day, watching them act and watching them perform was so cool."

The movie, starring veteran actresses, including "Grace and Frankie" cohorts Fonda and Lily Tomlin, reuniting for the first time since the Netflix sitcom ended in April last year, as well as Sally Field and Rita Moreno, is set for release next month.

"80 for Brady" would center on a real-life story of four ladies embarking on a journey to Houston for 2017's Super Bowl LI, the year the former New England Patriots quarterback won over the Atlanta Falcons. It was considered one of the greatest comeback games of all time since the team won during overtime after falling 25 points behind, according to Variety.

The comedic film would also feature cameos from former Patriots players, also known as Pats, such as former tight end Rob "Gronk" Gronkowski, retired wide receiver Julian Edelman, and former wide receiver Danny Amendola. Other cast members include Bob Balaban, Glynn Turman, Ron Funches, Jimmy O. Yang and Harry Hamlin.

Brady would be making an appearance in the movie as himself and would be credited as a producer under his production company 199 Productions, the outlet noted. The film was directed by Kyle Marvin.

On Friday, Fonda also spoke with People and shared the details of what it was like working with her fellow leading ladies, Field, 76, Moreno, 91, and Tomlin, 83.

The actress said it became a "problem for the director" because he couldn't get them to "stop talking to each other and start playing our characters." Although it was quite the challenge, Fonda said they had fun on set, with her and Rita singing songs and finishing each other's verses.

"80 for Brady" is slated to hit the theaters on Feb. 3.

Jane Fonda
Jane Fonda has revealed that her sex life is over. Pictured: The Hollywood actress attending the premiere of “Book Club” in Westwood, California on May 6, 2018. Getty Image/Valerie Macon