Thursday, September 23, 2010

What Happened To Jodie Foster?


Maybe I just have a bad memory, but I remember Jodie Foster as a champion of the rights of women and how she and Kelly McGillis took the opportunity afforded to them in the movie Accused and used it as their personal soapbox. Apparently that Jodie Foster is gone now and has been replaced by someone who wants to make a buck and does not care who she has to defend or work with.

Earlier this week, and in the past months, Jodie has repeatedly stood up for Mel Gibson and called him a friend and how he always would be a friend and how she believes Mel. It is good to have friends who are loyal, but you also do not want to be blind. Now comes word that Jodie is going to be a lead in the new Roman Polanski movie. Yes, the woman who once made a movie for women who were rape victims will now be working for a rapist of underage girls. See what I mean about a paycheck? Kate Winslet will co-star with Jodie. I wonder if she will being her kids on set for Roman to play with.

32 comments:

0 said...

Why, Clarice, why?!

Also disappointed in Kate Winslet.

Cancan said...

I guess Jodie's not who we thought she was.

Getting drawn into a presidential assassination as a teenager, that's gotta mess with you.

Mel Gibson. Making The Accused & Silence of the Lambs. She's got a very strange, dark side to her. Heck, she made Taxi Driver at what, 13? I don't think there are many people in the world with insight into that mind of hers.

I am incredibly disappointed by the Polanski decision, but I guess she's angling for another Oscar.

awesome balla. said...

ah not kate :(

mazemerizing said...

ALTHOUGH, I think it's honorable that Jodie's sticking by her admitted "lifelong" friend, despite his recent craziness, I think her coming out and saying she's sticking by Mel is more because she just directed him in a movie and wants people to go see it, hell, wants it to be distributed, which I believe is in question. But don't recall her ever saying she was a friend or even passing acquaintance of Roman's, so I agree with Enty, that she might should have passed on that role. She does so few movies, is it really that awesome of a part? Some actors/directors, etc., even though they're outspoken about various causes, still have egos the size of Mt. Rushmore and would choose a good business deal over anything else, obviously.

MISCH said...

So this is what happens when you're not being offered much...

Tenley said...

I am more than half convinced Mel must be the baby daddy donor to one or both of her sons. And it's because of her son(s) that she has so much at stake in continuing to publicly defend Gibson and his reputation.

not on my dollar said...

Even if Mel was the BD donor what's the explanation for working with Polanski?

I like Kate Winslet but don't really care if she works with Polanski because I'm not a fan of her work. Some is good but most I'm "meh" about.

Jodie, on the other hand is a different story. I've always admired her work and respected her as an artist. Now I must sadly kick her to the curb. :(

Mooshki said...

I've been over her since she dumped Cydney for a younger woman. I don't think much of her values.

Maja. With a J. said...

Jodie Foster needs to always be referred to as "Jodie Foster - director of The Beaver".

__-__=__ said...

Good one Tenley! I didn't think about that. You could have something there.......

parissucksliterally said...

Mooshki, as someone who knows both Jodie and Cydney, no one really knows what was going on. I don't think it was the whole "younger woman" thing. Not fair to make a judgment like that.


As far as her standing by Mel.....I just don't know. I wish she would have stayed quiet.

Jamie's Girl said...

KAte Winslet? Are you crazy? Jodie is all kinds of crazy.

Sylvia said...

LOL @ sadly kick her to the curb

Karmen said...

Does anyone in Hollywood have a spine? There's nothing wrong with saying, "As a friend of Mel's for many years, I hope his life will turn around." Short and simple. Not too judgmental and not condoning anything he's done or said. That's having your cake and eating it too.

jess said...

I agree with Mooshki! And for some reason (I don't know why) this doesn't surprise me at all.

Sis said...

I will never see a Polanski film, and how does he get funding, distribution etc., and why is his behaviour justified by "artists"?

Am just as disappointed in Kate Winslet as well. Is it worth it for money, artistry or what?

Nicole said...

Mooshki, I tend to agree with you!
I'm disappointed in her, but I stopped caring much for her awhile back.

Kate, on the other hand - I'm shocked! And sad.

J-Mo said...

I love Jodie's face on film but want to remind y'all that she was also besties with Russel Crowe. He was once rumoured to be her baby daddy and first showed up in Hollywood as her straight date.
She reminds me of Whoopi Goldberg, she's been so rich for so long that she really can't relate to those she could rep.
Both of them might as well be white men.

audieh_1 said...

Jodie Foster has been in the acting business for a very long time. I am sure she has worked with a number of directors, producers and actors who are just as guilty of crimes similar to if not worse than that of Roman Polanski. Not every one in the world judges people on their personal life and the choices they make when they aren't working. And Enty's last remark was nothing more that snark. Roman Polanski likes young girls...I think Jody's boys are safe.

Cindy said...

Wow, Enty, you are getting really bitchy lately. Polanski is the same as everyone else in Hollywood -- only he got caught and ran. He's no better or worse than the rest of the scum in that business. I applaud ANYONE who sticks by their friends when they're down and out. It's ridiculous that anyone judges Mel Gibson unless they have lived his life. Or when (or if) he gets charged, the let the damn judge judge him. You crucify the press for ragging on people, yet you do the exact same thing.

I really used to enjoy this blog, but it has gotten so self-righteous the last few months that I just cannot stand it anymore.

Mango said...

What J-Mo said.

And sad that Winslet (and any other actors) continue to work with that child molester Polanski.

feraltart said...

audieh_1, Enty was referring to Kate Winslet's children in the last remark, one of whom is a little girl. It is the same thing I thought about when Ewan McGregor worked with the man, and he has 3 daughters.

Cindy, the difference is when someone is caught, you can then make an informed decision as to whether you work with them or not. I personally couldn't work with a child rapist. I have a friend who was sexually abused/raped and it has messed her up. A wonderful person who had most of her potential destroyed by a paedophile.

Finally, Mel Gibson has been found guilty of anti-semitism and sexism. Even if you don't believe in the Oksana tapes, what he said to the police officers is in no doubt. As someone who has an alcoholic brother, sometimes you can no longer stick by damaged people, because until they are ready to help themselves, the abuse and stress they put you under is too much to bear.

anarchi said...

@audieh_1: I agree. If we all stopped working for morally questionable people (and /or criminals), we'd have 75% unemployment.

Can't condone shitty behavior, esp. if they don't pay a price for it, but I can separate the artist from the person. The Pianist was brilliant, as were 10 other Polanski movies. Not trying to change others' minds...

nancer said...

why did anyone ever put jodie foster on a pedestal? she's a whore, just like the rest of them.
SHOW ME THE MONEY!!!!

pomme said...

i'm happy to see jodie foster is a loyal friend .

audieh_1 said...

Feraltart--even so--Roman likes his girls in their teens. Not that I find that at all appropriate, but there are many more out there who haven't gotten caught that are using the casting couch routine as a way to feed their freakiness.

MB said...

Well said, author, well said.

Cindy said...

feraltart -- I wasn't aware that anti-semitism and sexism were crimes that you could be found guilty of. Not in America's laws anyway.

As for Polanski, is he any different than Charlie Chaplin (screwing a 17yr old Oona O'Neill) or Jerry Lee Lewis (married his 13 yr old cousin). The victim of Polanski says to drop it so maybe there is more to the story than what has been published?

Either way, I don't condone pedophilia -- I was a victim myself -- but I do think that we shouldn't judge others. Ms. Foster and Ms. Winslet are not whores as someone stated earlier, unless we are all whores who work for money. If they want to work with Polanski, should it be our business? No -- if we don't like it, we should not see the movie. Period.

Mooshki said...

Thanks for the info, parissucks. I know relationships are complicated, but it sure seemed like Cydney was the injured party in that split.

Captain Angrypants said...

"Let he who is without sin...", peepz.

Sheesh.

Butterfly said...

Audieh_1: You are right that people should not be judged by their personal lives, but Roman Polanski committed a crime against a child. That is not a personal life issue, it is a public health issue.

-Butterfly
www.reasonsyoushouldntfuckkids.wordpress.com

RocketQueen said...

Agree Mooshki, and very disappointed with anyone who would work for Polanski, personally. He is all sorts of filthy coward. As a consumer, I can choose which records to buy and which movies to watch - it's easy to avoid ones involving unrepentant and lying dirtbags - lots of options.