Jodie Foster finally speaks about Mel Gibson
Jodie Foster -- the director and co-star of the not-yet-released Mel Gibson movie "The Beaver," and one of the actor's most loyal Hollywood friends -- has finally spoken publicly about Gibson's recent troubles involving rage-filled audiotapes and the ongoing, ugly dispute with Oksana Grigorieva.
In an interview with More magazine, Foster does exactly what one would expect Foster to do: pledges her support for Gibson and keeps her comments concise and classy.
"When you love a friend, you don't abandon them when they are struggling," she tells the magazine. "Of course, Mel is an undeniably gifted actor and director, and The Beaver is one of his most powerful and moving performances. But more importantly, he is and has been a true and loyal friend. I hope I can help him get through this dark moment."
Whatever you might think of Gibson at this point, Foster's devotion to him is certainly admirable. One can't help but wonder what's going on behind the scenes in that relationship, but the notoriously private Foster is unlikely to open up and spill, even if she does have a film to promote.
Speaking of which, Foster is featured on the cover of the October issue of More magazine most likely as a means to promote "The Beaver." It's unclear whether the film will arrive in theaters later this year as planned; a rep for Summit hasn't yet returned an e-mail inquiring about the status of the release date.
| September 21, 2010; 4:22 PM ET
Categories: Mel Gibson
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