Though Robert Pattinson has come out of hiding recently, Kristen Stewart has been lying low since releasing her statement admitting she cheated on her boyfriend.
In a Daily Beast essay that wasn’t written to Kristen Stewart but rather the media and fans who have been discussing the 22-year-old’s personal life ad nauseum, Jodie Foster defends her former co-star. Back in 2001, Jodie appeared in Panic Room with the 11-year-old actress, and the Silence of the Lambs star thinks she shouldn’t have to shove her on-screen daughter right back into that high-tech concrete cube to keep her away from prying eyes.
Of her time on set with Kristen, Jodie writes, “We talked and laughed for hours, sharing spontaneous mysteries and venting our boredom. I grew to love that kid.”
Jodie still has affection for the Twilight star but thinks the public’s interest in her private relationship goes too far: “[They l]ift beautiful young people like gods and then pull them down to earth to gaze at their seams … But we seldom consider the childhoods we unknowingly destroy in the process.”
The Taxi Driver star then asserts that she couldn’t handle the current social-media-heavy scrutiny, claiming, “[I]f 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 wonders, “Would I drown myself in drugs, sex, and parties? Would I be lost?” The only way she has lasted this long, Jodie explains, is by “not willfully participat[ing] in my own exploitation.”
As way of encouragement, Jodie then says Kristen should remember that “this too shall pass,” writing, “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.”
Source: Daily Beast