Jodie Foster has spoken out in defense of her former co-star. Foster had many angry words in the essay she penned for the Daily Beast about today's celebrity culture, and how it's affecting the way celebrities, and especially celebrity children behave.
In the essay, she mentions that people don't realize what they're destroying by continuing to buy into the tabloid culture, and that in today's world, it has become too difficult to live a life as a celebrity out of the public eye. She says "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?"
"I’ve said it before and I will say it again: 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. She says "In my era, through discipline and force of will, you could still manage to reach for a star-powered career and have the authenticity of a private life."
Foster and Stewart co-starred in 2001's 'Panic Room'. Of the experience, Foster says "In 2001 I spent 5 months with Kristen Stewart on the set of Panic Room mostly holed up in a space the size of a Manhattan closet.I was pregnant at the time and found myself daydreaming of the child I might have soon. Would she be just like Kristen? All that beautiful talent and fearlessness … would she jump and dunk and make me so proud?"
Do you agree with Jodie Foster? Do you think Stewart is entitled to her private life, and none should be interfering? Unfortunately, in addition to the fact that today's world won't change anytime soon, Stewart has also opened herself to criticism from the public when she apologized TO the public. When she gave that apology to People Magazine, saying to the world that she was sorry to them and to Rob, she opened the floodgates. She cannot have it both ways - she should either stay private in all instances or decide to be public about anything, but she cannot hypocritically give the public information and then refuse to talk about it the next minute.