Jodie Foster Defends Kristen Stewart In New Essay

Whoa! Who would have ever thought that Jodie Foster wassuch a Kristen Stewart fan? Well, we knew that she had good things to say about her when they both worked on their film, “The Panic Room” from a few years back but it looks like when Jodie said that Kristen is like a daughter to her, she really meant it. The recently put her thoughts into written words as she penned a special essay defending Kristen after the fallout she received for cheating on boyfriend Robert Pattinson with director Rupert Sanders.

Here’s just a bit of what Jodie says:

On working with Kristen: “In 2001 I spent 5 months with Kristen Stewart on the set of Panic Room mostly holed up in a space the size of a Manhattan closet. We talked and laughed for hours, sharing spontaneous mysteries and venting our boredom. I grew to love that kid. She turned 11 during our shoot and on her birthday I organized a mariachi band to serenade her at the taco bar while she blew out her candles. She begrudgingly danced around a sombero with me but soon rushed off to grip and electric department’s basketball game. Her mother and I watched her jump around after the ball, hooting with every team basket. ‘She doesn’t want to be an actor when she grows up, does she?’ I asked. Her mom sighed. ‘Yes … unfortunately.’ We both smiled and shrugged with an ambivalence born from experience. ‘Can’t you talk her out of it?’ I offered. ‘Oh, I’ve tried. She loves it. She just loves it.’ More sighs. We watched her run around the court for a while, both of us silent, each thinking our own thoughts. I was pregnant at the time and found myself daydreaming of the child I might have soon. Would she be just like Kristen? All that beautiful talent and fearlessness … would she jump and dunk and make me so proud?”

On Kristen, post-scandal: “Cut to: Today … A beautiful young woman strides down the sidewalk alone, head down, hands drawn into fists. She’s walking fast, darting around huge men with black cameras thrusting at her mouth and chest. ‘Kristen, how do you feel?’ ‘Smile Kris!’ ‘Hey, hey, did you get her?’ ‘I got her. I got her!’ The young woman doesn’t cry. F–k no. She doesn’t look up. She’s learned. She keeps her head down, her shades on, fists in her pockets. Don’t speak. Don’t look. Don’t cry.”

Jodie sure does have a reputation for defending falling stars in Hollywood, right? Remember how she stood by Mel Gibson‘s side two years ago and how she’s friends with Roman Polanski? It’s like she wants to help or even root for the underdog. Interesting, isn’t it?

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