From getting Twilight fan backlash to being from the Snow White and the Huntsman sequel, Kristen Stewart has been getting roughed up over the past couple of weeks for her affair with director Rupert Sanders.
However, one reputable supporter has stepped up in defense of the 22-year-old actresss: Jodie Foster.
In an essay for The Daily Beast, Foster, who played Stewart's mom in the David Fincher-directed film Panic Room, slammed the media for trashing the young actress and invading her privacy. She also described her plight as a child actress growing up in the spotlight and likened it to Stewart's own journey.
"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," Foster writes. "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."
At the end of her piece, Foster made sure to give Stewart some advice and addressed her directly.
"The public horrors of today eventually blow away. And, yes, you are changed by the awful wake of reckoning they leave behind. You trust less. You calculate your steps. You survive," she writes. "Hopefully in the process you don’t lose your ability to throw your arms in the air again and spin in wild abandon. That is the ultimate F.U. and—finally—the most beautiful survival tool of all. Don’t let them take that away from you."
You go, Glen Coco.
[via The Daily Beast]