NFL Hall of Famer Peyton Manning has shared his thoughts on his potential appearance on the hit comedy show ‘Emily in Paris’. The 46-year-old was supposed to appear in Season 3 of the hit TV show, but his gig fell through.
Show star Lily Collins announced on her Instagram that filming for her show for Season 3 has begun and the former quarterback is ready to go. As the show was to be shot in Paris, he arranged a nice getaway for him and his wife, only to find out that the show was going to be shot in Provence, 400 miles from Paris.
Manning spoke to USAToday.com and said he was crushed his cameo didn’t happen.
“I was crushed about it. I had never been there before and was about to (a season 3 cameo). All of a sudden we found out the location was going to be in Provence, as opposed to Paris.”
“I planned this vacation to Paris with my wife. I didn’t really want to travel anywhere else to do this show that I wasn’t already in.”
As we know, the former Denver Bronco is no stranger to the camera and would surely have been a hit on the show. Sadly, we won’t be able to see him do his thing on set anytime soon. Hopefully another opportunity will present itself soon.
Peyton Manning, a star in front of the camera
The two-time Super Bowl winner is a natural in front of the camera. We saw it last season when he and his brother Eli launched ManningCast as the duo watched and dissected Monday Night Football.
The brothers don’t take themselves too seriously during the series. It brought a lighter vibe to the normal broadcast of NFL games. There were little jokes and digs at each other, and that’s what kept their audience coming back.
They had several guests on the show including Tom Brady, The Rock, Phil Mickelson, Aaron Rodgers and a host of others. The response has been overwhelmingly positive. The brothers will be back for a second season.
Peyton has also shown his lighter side in several commercials since his playing days ended. He and his brother Eli recently appeared in the NFL’s Play Football campaign.
Although Peyton’s TV cameo didn’t pay off this time around, judging from his performances in several commercials, it won’t be long before another chance comes his way.
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