“He’s so incredibly loving and sensitive, he really is. He is the most loved actor I have ever worked with on a movie. And he’s not saintly, and he’s got a big mouth, and he’ll do gross things your nephew would do. But I knew the minute I met him that I would love him the rest of my life. I know him in a very complex way. He’s a real person; he’s not a cardboard cutout. I know that he has troubles, and when you love somebody you don’t just walk away from them when they are struggling.”
– Jodie Foster defending her BFF Mel again.
Have you ever spoken with someone who’s been abused? Isn’t that kind of what Jodie sounds like, all “no, you just don’t know him like I do, he’s really a great guy, he’s just got some issues”? I think it’s important to stand by loved ones in tough times too, but there’s a difference between doing that and talking up a guy that likes to beat his girlfriend. I know you’re just trying to promote The Beaver, Jodie, but maybe try a different angle.