Tom Brady plays a tiny — but interesting — role in Paul Rudd’s new Netfilix comedy series, “Living With Yourself.”
The series, which premiered Friday, stars Rudd as Miles, a depressed guy who wants to upgrade his life. In Episode 1, Miles goes to a magical spa — the Top Happy Spa.
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About 9 1/2 minutes into the episode, Miles arrives at the spa — which is inside a strip mall. He sees the six-time Super Bowl champion walking out.
“First time?” Brady asks.
“Uh-huh,” Miles replies. “You?”
“Six,” Brady says, smiling.
This exchange may leave viewers with some questions.
In 2018, Patriots team owner Robert Kraft was charged with soliciting a sex worker at a strip-mall day spa in South Florida. In the series, the Top Happy Spa clones its clients and replaces them with newer, better versions of themselves, so while the location seems eerily similar, the scene has nothing to do with the scandal.
In an interview with The Wrap , director Timothy Greenberg said the scene was written in 2015, when Brady was in the midst of the Deflategate controversy.
“There was this implication that maybe he’s a clone and he’s cheating,” Greenberg said. “When I wrote it, he was 37 and had won four Super Bowls. And then by the time I actually make the thing, he’s now 41 and he’s just coming off his sixth Super Bowl win. So he became even more perfect.”
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All eight episodes of “Living With Yourself” are available for streaming on Netflix.