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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Jodie Foster Defends Mel Gibson: "God, I love that man."

Posted by Lindy West on Thu, Mar 17, 2011 at 1:58 PM

Jodie Foster gave a long, personal interview to the Hollywood Reporter about strep throat, her new movie The Beaver, and Mel Gibson. It's worth a read.

“He’s so incredibly loving and sensitive, he really is,” she says. “He is the most loved actor I have ever worked with on a movie. And he’s not saintly, and he’s got a big mouth, and he’ll do gross things your nephew would do. But I knew the minute I met him that I would love him the rest of my life.”

She adds: “I know him in a very complex way. He’s a real person; he’s not a cardboard cutout. I know that he has troubles, and when you love somebody you don’t just walk away from them when they are struggling.”

Also this sentence happens:

Foster and Gibson — the yin and yang of American pop culture, its moral avatar and current nemesis — have been close friends since they met on 1994’s Maverick.

Whatever you say, Hollywood Reporter.

And in case you forgot, here's the trailer for The Beaver. I feel like there's a tiny-slender-slim chance that it might actually be good. Maybe.

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