Wednesday, August 15, 2007

A little ‘More’ from Jodie Foster

Jodie Foster is giving us just a little bit more. The 44-year-old actress is the cover girl for the September issue of “More,” the magazine for women of a certain age. The inside interview is classic Jodie. Perceptive, personable and politely guarded. Though, Jodie’s strict no-questions-about-my-personal-life policy seems to be opening up. While, of course, she never confirms, she also doesn’t deny the $64,000 questions. Quite frankly, I’m kind of impressed that “More” even dared to go there.
Let's talk about your ring.
This one? [Proffers left hand] It's Tiffany, an eternity ring.
You're wearing it on your wedding ring finger.
I am. I've always worn a ring. Even taking photos. Even on magazine covers. I don't take it off.
Don't you think wearing a ring like that raises questions?
Well, but that's my life. I thought about this recently: I had a nightmare the other night. Well, anyway...
C'mon! Let's hear the nightmare!
I was being interviewed by somebody, like an innocuous [press] junket thing. They were asking me questions about food I liked or whatever. Then they said, [in a high, innocent voice] "Have you ever written any homemade anti-Semitic cards?" And I was like, [horrified] "No!" Then she said, "Come with me," and I realized to myself, "You're so stupid. Haven't you ever seen that 60 Minutes thing where they ask you a banal question? You're not supposed to say yes or no. You're supposed to go, 'Well, that's interesting.' Because if they ask you the banal question, it's because they have some kind of document on you. And now you've got to go! And now the camera's going to follow you!" Then my dream was over.
[Pauses and reflects before continuing]
My life is my life. I'm not going to change my life for anybody. I don't have any problems with it. I just don't talk about my health, my dad, who I voted for or what I think of the death penalty, because that would be trivializing my life, selling it for a magazine. I don't have any problems with anybody reporting on my life. It's just that I'm not going to bring my family into that. The number-one reason for that is: Why would I invite -- encourage -- more people to sit outside my door and wait for my children to go to school? I don't have any desire to participate in it.
Do you feel that people appreciate the choice you've made to maintain your privacy?
I don't know if anyone appreciates it now. I'm sure there are all sorts of people who don't like what I've chosen....I think my kids will understand and respect it. In 20 years, people will look back on my life and I'll be 65 and Britney Spears will be 45, and I think by then people will understand the value of privacy.

Come on Jodie, your sons already spilled the beans. Go ahead, show us Cydney’s matching ring.
p.s. Anyone else jealous that the reporter got spoon-fed by Jodie?

11 comments:

Michal said...

Look, I get it. I understand why you don't want to invite people into your private life, I get why we don't have the right to pry and to gossip, especially if somebody actually goes so far as to try and shoot a president for you.
So I get it, I do. But why keep dancing around it? Why come all the way here and then still avoid saying the word?
I mean, we're not even talking about a young artist, in the beginning of a career that may be harmed by such a shocking revelation. Would it really be such a big deal at this point if she actually used the word 'lesbian' (or gay or queer or whichever)? Or don't even go that far, but acknowledge the relationship you've been in for so long?

I love Jodie Foster. I think she's an amazing woman and I wish she appeared in more films more often. And certainly simply not confirming it is better than pretending to have a relationship with a man, but still I can't help but feel just a little disappointed by this dance around the subject everybody knows they're actually talking about...

cappuccinogirlie said...

Heee. I swear every single dyke blogger is all over this interview. We're like moths to a... oh whatever. Jodie looks hot as hell in those photos.

Lou said...

I f**king love Jodie Foster. I doubt there's a single other actress out there who can do the little 'I don't want to talk about my personal life' dance with interviewers with more intelligence and charm than Jodie. I want to resent her for it, but really, props to her, she's great!

slacker said...

I respect Jodie's self-respect.

Anonymous said...

You know, Jodie and Cydney have probably been together 10 years (if Charlie is nearly 10). I know because the first pic I ever saw of the 3 of them together was on the set of The King and I, and Cydney was carrying Charlie while Jodie was in costume about to shoot a scene. It happened in Penang, where I come from, and some fan took their pic and posted it online.

Now, if that isn't miraculous; I don't know what is. Considering the record of lesbian relationships in general, and Hollywood ones in particular :)

Well, maybe her privacy strategy works for her!

I'm fine with her not quite saying it in interviews. Altho I marvel at how she sidesteps it each time (chuckle).

Anonymous said...

Who is dancing? The reporter ASKS Jodie to dance, and she politely declines, and explains why.

Jodie is beyond sexy, not just because she's beautiful, but because she is fucking brilliant.
She can do the dance with me anytime.

JaneDoe said...

I think she'll come out, but in a casual way (maybe dropping the l word in an interview like this one) when her kids are grown up. I love her, very intelligent way to keep her private life what it should be: private.
She certainly has got more style than half of hollywood combined.

Anonymous said...

she renders me speechless. wow........

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