Jodie Foster: Kristen Stewart Not “Screwed Up” From Being Child Star

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By Andrew Shuster

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Jodie Foster used Kristen Stewart to debunk the theory that former child stars become “screwed up” adults, insisting the actress is a “wonderful, genuine” person.

In a new interview with Vulture, Foster admits she has a “kinship” with Stewart since both began their acting careers at very young ages. Stewart’s first major role was as Foster’s daughter in the 2002 thriller Panic Room, when was only 10-years-old. “It’s a weird way to grow up, and you hone a strange survival skill,” Foster says about being a kid in the public eye. “Everybody does it differently, but you are forever changed by that experience.”

Foster goes on to say Stewart has “prioritized and trusted [her] authenticity,” which is what “has made [her] so real.” The actress adds, “So much for saying that being a child actor screws you up!” As Gossip Cop reported, Stewart honored Foster at her Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony in Los Angeles last week, an experience Foster says she cherished.

“That was the unexpectedly great part of it, really — reconnecting with Kristen,” the actress reveals. “There was something really emotional about it, because on Panic Room she was that little 10-year-old girl who I just loved so much.” Foster further describes Stewart as “the coolest kid ever,” which is why she “couldn’t wait to meet her when she grew up.” Foster adds, “It’s so moving, really, to have her come out and do this kind thing, and I know it’s not easy for her. She’s a little bit of a shaking leaf, and it makes me want to put my arm around her and tell her that I’ll make her dinner, you know?”

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