The actress was 'completely starstruck' by her co-star.
Jane Fonda was starstruck meeting her 80 For Brady co-star.
The actress, 85, opened up about meeting Tom Brady for the first time during the world premiere of their upcoming comedy film–which Brady serves as a producer–at the Palm Springs International Film Festival.
When the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback came to introduce himself on set, Fonda revealed that she felt "completely starstruck" by the seven-time Super Bowl winner.
"He was kind and humble, which is hard to believe considering how brilliant he is at what he does, but it's true. He was also sweet and polite," she told The Hollywood Reporter.
“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. I was just awestruck," she continued.
The feeling definitely seemed to be mutual as Brady spoke with the outlet last summer, gushing about working with Fonda and his other co-stars. “We found the most amazing actresses," he said, noting, “Lily, Jane, Rita, and Sally. They brought it all to life. At the end of the day, watching them act and watching them perform was so cool.”
He also opened up to PEOPLE back in November, stating, "The opportunity to work alongside these four amazingly talented women has truly been a once-in-a-lifetime experience."
He continued: "Not only are they true professionals and experts at their craft, but they are even better people, and it was an honor to be on set with them."
80 For Brady is inspired by a true story and follows four New England Patriots fans (played by Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Sally Field, and Rita Moreno) as they embark on a journey to see their hero play in Super Bowl LI in 2017. During their hilarious endeavor to secure tickets to the game, they ended up running into Billy Porter, Guy Fieri, and former tight end for the Patriots, Rob Gronkowski.
80 For Brady debuts in theaters on Feb. 3.