16 August 2012
Jodie Foster has come to the defence of her Panic Room co-star Kristen Stewart and attacked the media for hounding Kristen relentlessly in the wake of her cheating scandal.
The normally intensely private Kristen stunned Hollywood last month (July) after admitting to an "indiscretion" with married director Rupert Sanders.
The revelation has turned her into a target for bitter fans and members of the press alike, who have dubbed her a "trampire" for betraying her boyfriend Robert Pattinson. Robert Pattinson Jokes On The Daily Show
Now Foster, who was a child star herself, has penned an open letter of support for Kristen assuring her that "the public horrors of today will eventually blow away".
In a lengthy article posted on news website TheDailyBeast.com, Foster recalls the moment she met a happy, sociable 11-year-old Stewart on the set of 2002 film Panic Room, admitting, "I grew to love that kid."
She then describes in details how being in the spotlight has changed Kristen. How Are Robert Pattinson And Kristen Stewart Handling The Scandal?
Foster adds, "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."
Wrapping up her commentary piece, Foster assured Kristen that the pain of today will pass eventually.
She continues, "Eventually this all passes. The public horrors of today eventually blow away. And yes, you are changed by the awful wake of reckoning they leave behind. You trust less. You calculate your steps. You survive."
"Hopefully in the process you don't lose your ability to throw your arms in the air again and spin in wild abandon. That is the ultimate F.U. and - finally - the most beautiful survival tool of all. Don't let them take that away from you."
What do you think of Jodie's emotional letter?