A video of Patriots owner Robert Kraft acting in what appears to be an audition video has gone mega-viral.
The video, as it turns out, comes from an audition for an upcoming A-level film. Kraft was reading lines intended for Owen Wilson, which include a four-letter profanity and a fake punch to another actor.
Kraft, 71, appears in the video with Ricki Noel Lander, an aspiring actress with whom Kraft has been seen publicly, and whom he has characterized as his “pal.”
“I tried to help Ricki prepare an audition tape for an upcoming Vince Vaughn/Owen Wilson comedy by reading Wilson’s lines,” Kraft said in a statement from the team. “I never intended that it would be made public and I regret that it has. I think we can all agree that Owen Wilson has nothing to worry about. I am going to stick to my day job.”
It’s unknown when the video was created. It’s also unknown how the video became public
Furthermore, it’s unknown how the video will be received, either by 345 Park Avenue or by the team Kraft owns. We’ve got a feeling that the men in the locker room, who already love Kraft, will ultimately get a laugh out of it.
UPDATE 2:50 p.m. ET: The YouTube version of the video, posted by BarStool Sports, is now replaced with a message explaining that the video has been blocked because it contains content that falls within the scope of a FOX copyright. Also, eagle-eyed Darin Gantt points out the presence of NFL logos behind the green screen that serves as the background for the audition, which likely means it was shot at the team’s facility, possibly in an interview room.