Tom Brady Needed 2 Little Things Before Hosting ‘Saturday Night Live’

Tom Brady’s astonishing soccer profession shepherded the New England Patriots to 9 Tremendous Bowls. Although the quarterback stated on his podcast this week that he isn’t nervous on the sphere, Brady did want somewhat liquid braveness earlier than internet hosting “Saturday Night Live.”

Brady recalled Monday on the SiriusXM present “Let’s Go!” that “SNL” govt producer Lorne Michaels rejected numerous sketches he had rehearsed — mere moments earlier than he took the stage in 2005.

“He was eating his popcorn or whatever the hell he was eating and he was like, ‘No, scratch that,’ and, ‘Not that, and not that,’” stated Brady. “And I’m sitting there like, ‘Man, we go on in 10 minutes!’”

Whereas the soccer star stated Michaels was “so poised” and promised they might “get it right,” Brady recalled anxiously muttering: “I need tequila. I’ve got to get down. I’ve got to get changed. I need two shots of tequila before I go on. Like, let’s get this thing going, you know?”

Brady, whose look got here after the Patriots gained three of the earlier 4 Tremendous Bowls, nonetheless carried out efficiently. With rock star Beck as a musical visitor, he joked in the beginning of “SNL” that he was greater than a soccer participant — and proceeded to sing his manner by his monologue.

Tom Brady hosted “Saturday Night Live” in April 2005 and stated he wished two tequila pictures earlier than happening stage.

“When you’re in the moment … you’re not nervous because you know what’s coming,” Brady stated Monday. “As long as you prepare and you’re ready to go, you know what to expect and second nature takes over. And then you just make it happen.”

Brady added that the strain of performing dwell on tv was akin to the ultimate couple of minutes of a soccer sport when victory isn’t sure. He stated he doesn’t “really have any nerves” taking part in the game and loves when others say, “That’s the guy that I want out there with me” throughout a championship sport.

Brady additionally counseled Michaels and the SNL solid — which on the time included Seth Meyers, Will Forte, Rachel Dratch and Tina Fey — for being “so relaxed” and stated it was “amazing” how the present got here collectively.

Brady and trend mannequin Gisele Bündchen, who was reportedly uneasy about his return to soccer after briefly retiring, divorced in October following 13 years of marriage. Now a Tampa Bay Buccaneer, Brady led his workforce to victory Monday — telling the press, “That was fuckin’ awesome.”

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