In yesterday’s Morning Links we shared with you the bizarre audition tape wherein New England Patriots owner Bob Kraft flirts with actress/girlfriend Ricki Lander (best known role: “Flight Attendant” in Iron Man, calls a Dante from Clerks looking dude a pussy and punches him in the face in exaggerated slow motion. It’s one of those things just weird enough to become a huge hit on the Internet, and after places like Deadspin got a hold of it, it was curtains. Thankfully nothing dies on the Internet, so the clip lives on.
As it turns out, the video was Lander’s audition for the upcoming Vince Vaughn-slash-Owen Wilson vehicle The Internship and Kraft, ever helpful, was reading Wilson’s lines. Lander was reading for the part of “the internship”. I couldn’t really tell. Anyway, the video became so ubiquitous that Kraft had to address it head on, and though I’m sad his comments weren’t just “F**k YOU, pussy!” and a punch, they were basically perfect.
“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.” (via Pro Football Talk)
Maybe it’ll end up being a good thing, and “f**k you, pussy” will be the Pats motto for 2012-13. I don’t like the Patriots, but I’d probably buy the t-shirt.
Here’s the video again, in glorious Vimeo-vision, in case you missed it: