Brookfield resident Kathleen Brewer is not only a Chicago Bears fan, she’s now about to star in a TV commercial for PNC Bank, which earlier this year became the official sponsor of the professional football team.
This summer, Brewer participated in an online contest asking folks to answer questions and write an essay about being a Bears fan. Her entry was chosen, and on Aug. 31 a film crew spent nine hours at Brewer’s house shooting video for the commercial, which is being edited down for a 30-second spot.
Both Brewer and her husband, Tracy, were paid as actors for the day and both will appear in the commercial, which depicts the family having a party during a Bears game at their home.
According to Brewer, the commercial is tentatively scheduled for release on TV, online and in Soldier Field in time for the Oct. 4 home game against the Oakland Raiders.