Sometimes it's good to have friends in high places — like if you're Kristen Stewart, and you got caught cheating on your boyfriend (with a much older, married man) and your fans are… let's just say… disappointed in you. Then it's nice to have someone come to your defense, especially if that someone happens to be Jodie Foster, one of the most respected actresses in the world.
Guess it's K.Stew's lucky day, because that's exactly what Foster has done, in a passionate and (dare we say) angry editorial in The Daily Beast.
Foster first met Stewart back in 2001, when they co-starred in "Panic Room." Apparently, the young thesp made quite an impression, as Foster wistfully recounts organizing a mariachi band to serenade the actress in front of a taco stand on her 11th birthday, which fell in the midst of shooting.
Though Foster does not comment specifically on Stewart's transgressions, she definitely makes her opinion about the media circus crystal clear, claiming, "If I were a young actor today, I would quit before I started. If I had to grow up in this media culture, I don't think I could survive it emotionally."
So take that.
She goes further to explain that if this happened, and she had not pursued acting, "Sarah Tobias would never have danced before her rapists in 'The Accused.' Clarice would never have shared the awful screaming of the lambs to Dr. Lecter. Another actress might surely have taken my place, opened her soul to create those characters, surrendered her vulnerabilities. But would she have survived the paparazzi peering into her windows, the online harassment, the public humiliations, without overdosing in a hotel room or sticking her face with needles until she became unrecognizable even to herself?"
Only time will tell how the Stewart-Pattinson drama will ultimately play out, but, in the meantime, consider your opinion noted, Ms. Foster.