The Academy Award-winning actress recently revealed she feels a ‘kinship’ with the two-time Super Bowl winner after watching him in action in the Netflix documentary series Quarterback.It has changed my life, I think,” Roberts said of the series during an interview on SiriusXM’s The Jess Cagle Show.
“The quarterback, you think like, ‘Oh, he shows up and throws the ball around.’ I mean, that’s what I thought. That’s wrong,” she said.”I’m a big football fan, but this has given me an insight. Like, I have so much respect right now for Patrick Mahomes, I don’t know what to do with it. There’s really not a place for me to put it on a daily basis.
“I kind of felt like I understand you, Patrick Mahomes,” the 56-year-old went on.”I feel like my homework when I’m working never ends. There’s always some other elements, some other thing to learn, to figure out, to get ready for, you know, whatever it is.”
Roberts’ favourite NFL team is the San Francisco 49ers but she said the Chiefs are ‘right behind’ them.The Chiefs beat Roberts’ 49ers in Super Bowl 54 in 2019 when Mahomes was awarded the first of his Super Bowl MVPs in the 31-20 victory.
The first season of Quarterback premiered in July on the streaming service and followed Mahomes, Vikings’ Kirk Cousins and Eagles signal caller Marcus Mariota during their 2022 campaigns.