Kristen Stewart Praises ‘Baller’ Jodie Foster at Walk of Fame Ceremony
Kristen Stewart hailed her movie mother Jodie Foster as a “baller on every level” as she was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The former child star-turned-Oscar winner was saluted with her own pavement plaque in front of the TCL Chinese Theater IMAX on Wednesday, and her Panic Room co-star Stewart was on hand to fete the Hollywood veteran.
Recalling their work on the 2002 thriller, when Stewart was just 10 years old, the Twilight star admitted Foster had become her “first adult friend” and it was a dream come true to work alongside her acting idol.
“I watched Taxi Driver when I was far too young to watch it,” Stewart admitted. “And I was already saying Jodie Foster was my favorite actress before I was cast as her daughter.”
“Technically she was cast as my mom,” she quipped. “She came onto the movie late and I was there to show her the ropes.”
Stewart continued, “There’s nothing self-serving about her. She cares about people. She’s quite the opposite of the type of person that is gravitated towards being an actress.”
And it’s not just Foster’s onscreen talents which have continued to impress.
“I was drawn to her before I met her, and trust me, she’s way cooler than me,” the 26-year-old laughed, as she noted Foster was “a baller on every level.”
Stewart continued, “She did everything young. She kicked Yale (University)’s a**. She won Oscars. She became a filmmaker herself.”
And she concluded her praise by insisting the Hollywood honor was long overdue: “She should have had a star on the Walk of Fame when she was 10.”
Hollywood Chamber of Commerce officials had actually chosen to celebrate Foster’s career years ago.
Announcing the ceremony in late April, Walk of Fame producer Ana Martinez told WENN, “We have been waiting for a long time for Jodie Foster to set a date for her star and are thrilled that the time has come. She is a great role model for women and we are proud to add her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.”