Jodie Foster Blasts Kristen Stewart–Robert Pattinson Break-Up Spectacle

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Hurtful headlines. Prurient paparazzi. Fickle fans. Enough already! Jodie Foster defends a kid actor’s right to be a kid.

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.” There’s no guilt in acknowledging the human interest in public linens. It’s as old as the hills. Lift up beautiful young people like gods and then pull them down to earth to gaze at their seams. See, they’re just like us. But we seldom consider the childhoods we unknowingly destroy in the process

I have been an actress since I was 3 years old, 46 years to date. I have no memories of a childhood outside the public eye. I am told people look to me as a success story. Often complete strangers approach me and ask, How have you stayed so normal, so well-adjusted, so private? I usually lie and say, “Just boring I guess.” The truth is, like some curious radioactive mutant, I have invented my own gothic survival tools. I have fashioned rules to control the glaring eyes. Maybe I’ve organized my career choices to allow myself (and the ones I truly love) maximum personal dignity. And yes, I have neurotically adapted to the gladiator sport of celebrity culture, the cruelty of a life lived as a moving target. 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. Sure, you’d have to lose your spontaneity in the elaborate architecture. You’d have to learn to submerge beneath the foul air and breathe through a straw. But at least you could stand up and say, I will not willfully participate in my own exploitation. Not anymore. 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. I would only hope that someone who loved me, really loved me, would put their arm around me and lead me away to safety. Sarah Tobias would never have danced before her rapists in The Accused. Clarice would never have shared the awful screaming of the lambs to Dr. Lecter. Another actress might surely have taken my place, opened her soul to create those characters, surrendered her vulnerabilities. But would she have survived the paparazzi peering into her windows, the online harassment, the public humiliations, without overdosing in a hotel room or sticking her face with needles until she became unrecognizable even to herself?

Acting is all about communicating vulnerability, allowing the truth inside yourself to shine through regardless of whether it looks foolish or shameful. To open and give yourself completely. It is an act of freedom, love, connection. Actors long to be known in the deepest way for their subtleties of character, for their imperfections, their complexities, their instincts, their willingness to fall. The more fearless you are, the more truthful the performance. How can you do that if you know you will be personally judged, skewered, betrayed? If you’re smart, you learn to willfully disassociate, to compartmentalize. Putting your emotions into a safety box definitely comes in handy when the public throws stones. The point is to survive, intact or not, whatever the emotional cost. Actors who become celebrities are supposed to be grateful for the public interest. After all, they’re getting paid. Just to set the record straight, a salary for a given on-screen performance does not include the right to invade anyone’s privacy, to destroy someone’s sense of self.

Read the full article at The Daily Beast here

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Tags: Blasts, Break-Up, Foster, Jodie, Kristen, Pattinson, Spectacle, Stewart–Robert

Comment by Bella Black+LHJake on August 15, 2012 at 9:22am

Dear Jodie Foster: You are defending an actor's career and exposure to the public eye's scrutiny. What you should be addressing is Kristen's moral fabric and yes, her stance as a role model to young girls -- something that comes automatically with top celebrity status, like Kristen Stewart has. Kristen cheated on her very loyal and loving, long-term boyfriend, a man who was poised to marry her. Kristen cheated on him with a married man and father -- some of us women find that to be the lowest, most despicable action anyone can take, and it was ALL voluntary on BOTH her and Rupert's parts. Kristen has shown her true colors (this is Cheating #2 for Kristen, by the way, as far as we know), so please don't try to make us believe we should feel sympathy for Kristen Stewart. I, for one, think she's gotten way too big for her britches. Put yourself in Rupert's wife's shoes.

Comment by Alice Cullen on August 15, 2012 at 9:25am

When was the first time she cheat?

Comment by Bella on August 15, 2012 at 9:52am

NONE OF US has the right to judge about Kristen Stewart!!!   

Those who do it anyway should be ashamed!!! 

We do not live Kristen difficult life or know all the details that led to this "scandal".

they are not there to make us happy, they are young people, and they must be allowed to make their mistakes, like every one of us

Comment by HatersDontSparkle on August 15, 2012 at 9:56am

It still all comes down to one thing...choices! We all have a choice and Kristen knew she was in the public's eye. She knew she was being watched 24 hours a day. She chose to take a chance and act on her desires with this man. There are consequences to everything we do in life. However, we ALL fall short (in different levels) and need to forgive to survive! Learn from our lessons and do better next time. Hate the ACT!!! NOT EACH OTHER!! LEARN FROM OTHERS bad choices, and learn what NOT to do! Young ones...role models can also show us what happens with BAD choices!   

Comment by Cнαɴdelιer on August 15, 2012 at 10:08am

i agree with bella . thats very true. we dont have the ordasity to judge her ! and i will admit what she did was wrong. but now the media is blowing this out of proportion ! it's none of there's , the f****** paparrazzi , or OUR buisness ! let the girl live her life . she made a mistake , so what people make mistakes every day. both sides are to be blamed. rupert or whatever his name is and her. ! so stop just pinning it on her. everybody makes mistakes . if rob wants to take her back he will. i just think the media should shut the f*** up and keep there nose out of her damn buisness !

Comment by SilverMidnight46 on August 15, 2012 at 12:44pm

Hey Bella Black+LHJacob, did you are a teen person or have teen kids or something????

What will you do if a teen person come to you and said, I smoke because I want to Look "sexy" like that guy in that Vampire Movie, or a teen girl who after less than three month of knowing a guy get pregnant and said: because he looks like Jackson Rathbone and wanted the Sheila dream....

The problem here is THEY ARENT ROLE MODELS... They are People working in something they like...

They don't ask for our attention, their work speaks for themselves, WE ADMIRE THEM because they do a really good work in every Movie or presentation they have. Is responsability of the parents mark a stop in their childs lifes if they see this behavior.

Why they don't take role models like Nelson Mandella, Mother Theresa of Calcutta (i don't really know US heroes, so cannot name anyone) but maybe the bad Home education is the problem in all this (I'm not judging Mr and Mrs Stewart, because if they do a good work with at least one of their childs that one is Kristen, she's herself and not somebody else copy) i'm judging the parents who depend on the TV and New culture without values to educate their childs.

 

Am withe Bella and Part of Me opinion...

 

Oh, and if I dont want to be on Liberty Ross "expensive" shoes... she already receive Rupert back.... 

Yeah, cheating is something so low, but as always been said, is about choices and making mistakes.

 

Wait a minute, who says Roberts is a LOYAL AND LOVING???? just because He's handsome or what, we need to question all his last girlfriends before Kristen... We only "knew" him from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire to today.... We don't "know" all his past as we "know" Kristen's.

Did she really cheat Michael Angarano with Robert Pattinson???? why nobody did a fuss about it???

Comment by Alice Cullen on August 15, 2012 at 1:07pm

Am with @SilverMidnight46 on this

Comment by Bella on August 15, 2012 at 1:08pm

Anyone who is upset about it, feels somehow cheated and disappointed.

And that is childish!!!!!!!!!!


Sure Kristen has made a mistake, but if so, only that it has been shown in public.
I feel sorry for Rob, but also for Kristen cause who the f... of us knows the truth? Maybe Rupert's wife was a b**** and has driven him to madness ! and so he felt attracted to the pretty and lovely Kristen...

maybe rob was too childish in their relationship, or too oppressive??? god who knows?!!!

I also love the idea of "Robsten"  together but if not ...who cares???!!!

We like and maybe adore them because they are great actors/actress and not because they do what we want them to do!

last but not least, I will not defend Kristen or think that cheating is ok, but I do not know the truth and can't lookj into her heart.

We all live our own lives

Comment by Nikki on August 15, 2012 at 1:46pm

Bella Black+LHJake do you realise what you sound like? You're being very childish and should be ashamed of your comment. How dare you even judge her? Yes cheating is bad and it hurts others but there are certain degrees of this situation and we DONT KNOW everything... No one in the world has a right to judge Kristen except those close to her that knew what happened. 

I feel sorry for both Rob and Kristen that they have to deal with this, so called 'fans' have shown that they were never really fans in the first place.. We dont have a right to judge Kristen, im happy to see comments on this post saying the same thing. This thing has been blown out of proportion.

Well said Bella , in both your comments, i wish the entire fandom were like you.

Comment by Monica Lo on August 15, 2012 at 7:47pm

Kristen made a mistake, owned it and apologized. However, she has been treated like trash and the biggest sinner in the history of mankind. I'm tired of all the beatings of a dead horse. You people and the media are nothing but cruel, heartless bullies. Please don't act you are all morally superior while you clearly don't know anything about compassion, kindness, forgiveness and second chance. GOVE ME A BREAK! All those finger pointing is just plain ugly. I'm glad someone finally speaks up. Thank you Jodie Foster.

 

And You think you are bashing Kristen in the name of justice or Rob will thank you if you keep doign so? No, I think he still cares about Kristen, i.e. 4 yrs of relationship for God's sake!! Stop your stone throwing. Please acknowledge taht BOTH Rob and Krsietn are hurting. Kristen is probably ashame, eaten by guilt and blaming herself more than anybody else right now. Image you stand in front of her and she's all teary eyes, do you have a heart to repeat all those nasty things you said? If it is a yes, then I advise you to do some serious soul searching and find back your humanity! 

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