Jodie, Kristen’s co-star in ‘Panic Room,’ has come out in defense of Kristen and blasted the intense backlash she’s received since cheating in a new op-ed piece! Read on for the details.
Kristen Stewart has been heavily judged since news that she cheated on Robert Pattinson with director Rupert Sanders broke. One person who hasn’t judged Kristen, however? Her Panic Room co-star Jodie Foster.
Jodie, 49, who played Kristen’s mom in the 2002 thriller, has penned an op-ed piece for The Daily Beast, blasting the way with which we scrutinize the personal lives of celebrities. “We’ve all seen the headlines at the check-out counter. ‘Kristen Stewart Caught.’ We’ve all thumbed the glossy pages here and there…There’s no guilt in acknowledging the human interest in public linens. It’s as old as the hills,” she writes, noting that “we seldom consider the childhoods we unknowingly destroy in the process.”
She takes issue with the often heard idea that public scrutiny comes with the job when you’re a celebrity. “Actors who become celebrities are supposed to be grateful for the public interest. After all, they’re getting paid. Just to set the record straight, a salary for a given on-screen performance does not include the right to invade anyone’s privacy, to destroy someone’s sense of self,” Jodie says.
But through all this, she offers some advice for Kristen, 22, as well. “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,” she says.
Kristen’s mom Jules Stewart took to Twitter on August 15 to share her thrill with Jodie’s words, writing, “Bravo to Jody Foster. A woman we can all look up to.”
Are you glad that Jodie has come to Kristen’s defense, HollywoodLifers?
— Billy Nilles
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