Jodie Foster is a lot “fuzzier” than people think, according to Kate Winslet.
The two stars worked together on Carnage, which is about two sets of parents who come together to talk about their kids after they have a fight. It’s due out next year and Kate says teaming up with Jodie was a joy. Part of the fun was that the two time Oscar-winner was nothing like Kate expected â€” she was much more open and kind.
“One would imagine her to be fiercely private. She’s not. She’s very relaxed and warm,” Kate explained to USA Today. “She’s so much fuzzier than you’d think. That sounds flippant, but she’s comfy and soft and warm and open. She’s not at all private and aloof. I can’t believe I ever imagined her that way. But I do think she’s private about the things that are important to her to be private about.”
One of the things Jodie is protective about is her family. She has sons Charles, 12, and nine-year-old Kit and has worked hard to keep them out the limelight. The star only recently allowed them to watch some of her films as she likes to keep work and home life separate.
“They never saw a movie of mine until this year,” she explained. “Now I feel like they’re ready to have some understanding of who I am. I really didn’t want them to have that experience. I didn’t want them to see me in some projected light in any way.”
Jodie’s new film is The Beaver, which she stars in and directed. Mel Gibson plays a man who communicates using a puppet, and as it was shot while he was going through personal and legal problems much has been made of his appearance.
Mel’s ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva accused him of being violent and tapes of him seemingly using racist and other offensive language were made public. Jodie maintains he is an outstanding actor and good friend, explaining they are similar in many ways.
“Look, you’ve never seen anything about Mel’s kids, either. You don’t know what they look like. That’s who he is. You try to organize your life so you’re not a reality show,” she said.