FOXBORO – Since Tom Brady’s eye-opening cameo in Paul Rudd’s “Living With Yourself” appeared Friday night, speculation flew that Brady being shown exiting a “Top Happy Spa” may have been a dig at Patriots owner Robert Kraft’s ongoing legal travails.
A source close to Brady on Saturday morning said that was absolutely not the aim.
The “relationship with [Robert Kraft] has been, is and will always be great,” the source maintained, adding that Brady “would never do anything to disparage him. EVER.”
Brady and Kraft “have spent 20 incredible years together,” the source continued. “The cameo was done as a favor, was agreed to a year ago, was written four years ago, was a parody on cloning genes in a laboratory and was filmed on a green screen.”
A source also told Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk that Brady “didn’t realize that the scene would be a direct or indirect reference to the ongoing legal entanglements of Patriots owner Robert Kraft.”
The show’s creator, Timothy Greenberg, said at a press junket that filming of Brady’s scene came after the season and Kraft’s being charged for soliciting in Florida. Greenberg was concerned that would cause Brady to pull out of the project.
Greenberg obviously expected the public to make the link it has. Otherwise, he wouldn’t have had trepidation that Brady might bail.
He didn’t and that’s great news for him, Rudd and the people at Netflix who are all enjoying the bump Brady’s presence can bring to a project.
Brady, though, might be wondering if the bump was worth the headache.
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