JODIE FOSTER slammed the media’s extreme obsession with KRISTEN STEWART since news broke that she cheated on her boyfriend, ROBERT PATTINSON, last month.
Since Kristen admitted to cheating on Robert with her director, Rupert Sanders, majority of celebrity news had been busy checking on how the obviously heartbroken Robert was doing… and what a “trampire” the “Twilight” actress was for being unfaithful.
Not many thought of how Kristen was being mistreated by the media and paparazzi… and that rare few included Jodie Foster.
The veteran actress, who had reportedly been giving support to her young “Panic Room” co-star, slammed the media for their obsessive fixation on Kristen in a lengthy article that she wrote for The Daily Beast.
“We’ve all seen the headlines at the check-out counter. ‘Kristen Stewart Caught.’ We’ve all thumbed the glossy pages here and there. ‘Kris and Rob a couple?’ We all catch the snaps. ‘I like that dress. I hate the hair. Cute couple. Bad shoes.’”
“But we seldom consider the childhoods we unknowingly destroy in the process.”
Jodie said about about the 11-year-old Kristen back when she first met her on set:
“I grew to love that kid.”
She followed her recollection of their filming days with the effect of media scrutiny on the older Kristen:
“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.”
The veteran actress then took the chance to slam today’s media, which she reveals is almost nothing like how it was when she first started acting 48 years ago:
“[Back then] You could still manage to reach for a star-powered career and have the authenticity of a private life. If I were a young actor or actress starting my career today in the new era of social media and its sanctioned hunting season, would I survive? Would I drown myself in drugs, sex, and parties? Would I be lost?”
It was clear to Foster how difficult it must be for Kristen and for other young stars to make any moves, so much that Foster no longer thinks starting out and making it as an actor today is still worth it. She admitted:
“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.”
“I would only hope that someone who loved me, really loved me, would put their arm around me and lead me away to safety.”
Jodie wrote seemingly for poor Kristen who is stuck in today’s media circus with hundreds of cameras waiting on her every move as she sulks in her own publicized mistakes:
“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.”
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