Jodie Foster has written a piece for the Daily Beast defending Kristen Stewart and blasting her critics.
In the article, Jodie recalls what it was like working with then-ten-year-old Kristen in Panic Room, and reflects on her own career as a child actor.
“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.
“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. We talked and laughed for hours, sharing spontaneous mysteries and venting our boredom. I grew to love that kid.”
Jodie goes on to say:
“Today … A beautiful young woman strides down the sidewalk alone, head down, hands drawn into fists. She’s walking fast, darting around huge men with black cameras thrusting at her mouth and chest. “Kristen, how do you feel?” “Smile Kris!” “Hey, hey, did you get her?”
Read the rest of Jodie’s piece right here.