Jodie Foster discusses a child star and how it saved her having a #MeToo moment in a new interview with PorterEdit released Friday.
Jodie Foster thinks that a child is a star may have saved her from sexual harassment as an adult.
“The weird cauldron that made me work from the time I was three years old, the support of my family by the time I was seven, super-strong mother, over-confident personality, celebrity young enough that I learned to be stand-offish … I think there’s a whole lot of reasons why I am not the same path as someone who came to Hollywood at 22 with two cents in her pocket and just wanted more than anything to be an actor,” Foster, 55, told PorterEdit in an interview released Friday. “It’s just a different life.”
Foster, who broke out in “Taxi Driver” when she was just 14 years old, claims that, although they do not see themselves as a “spokesperson” for all the movements, she reaches out to other actors and actresses privately to offer help and advice if they feel that it is necessary.
“If there is something that I have to be a role model, it is the prioritisation of my own self-esteem and psychological health above all. And if not, I don’t know where I would be now,” she said. “I mean, there is a carpet of ex-child actors that are not.”
“In any case, my kids’ schools are supporting the right programs,” she added. “These children are really grilled about the consent of the second do they do in high school. Not only is our culture in development, but we also. I don’t think there’s a woman I know who not to look back at when they were 15, 16, 17 or 18, who do not have their hand on their head and say: ‘Why did I do that? Why was I this way? Why was I not convinced? Why didn’t I say no?’ “
While the “Artemis” star admitted that she was very moved by the #MeToo motion, she admitted that she wondered about the idea of vilifying men in the aftermath.
“This is a transitional period, and it is just so painful,” she said. “You really have to have a plan for truth and reconciliation. We can not every man above 30 in the prison. We love our brethren, and fathers, and come to an understanding about how we got here and who we are going to be together.”
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