Jodie Foster: Kristen Stewart Is My "Other Daughter"

Celebrity News Jul. 18, 2012 AT 8:00AM
Kristen Stewart and Jodie Foster on March 7, 2010 in West Hollywood, California. Kristen Stewart and Jodie Foster on March 7, 2010 in West Hollywood, California. Credit: Kevin Mazur/VF1/WireImage

Jodie Foster is one proud mama -- er, costar!

The 49-year-old Elysium actress attended Comic-Con in San Diego for her first time this week to promoted her new film, Elysium with Matt Damon. But Foster was overwhelmed by the excited fans and blames her Panic Room costar Kristen Stewart (a Comic-Con pro after promoting Twilight) for not preparing her.

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"[Kristen] really should've given me some tips," she told Access Hollywood. The two starred together in Panic Room in 2002 when Stewart, now 22, was only 12 years old.

And Foster is seriously very impressed by her former on-screen daughter and how her career has progressed. "I'm proud of her," she said. "I feel like she's my daughter too!"

"She's doing great," Foster explained. "I just saw Snow White and the Huntsman, which I thought was extraordinary and I thought she was absolutely brilliant in."

Kristen Stewart and Jodie Foster co-star in 2002's Panic Room.
Kristen Stewart and Jodie Foster co-star in 2002's Panic Room.
Credit: Columbia Pictures/Photofest

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In a 2011 interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Foster said she was surprised Stewart decided to continue acting after filming Panic Room.

"I just love Kristen Stewart, but I didn't think she'd choose to be an actress," she explained of the now popular Twilight star. "I said to her mom, 'She doesn't want that, right?' And she's like, 'Well, yes, she kind of does.’ Because she's very much like me: She's not comfortable in life being a big externally, emotional person, beating her chest, crying every five minutes. I felt she was such an intelligent technician, so interested in camera -– I thought that would translate to other things." 

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But Stewart revealed at Comic-Con last week during the press conference for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 2 that she wishes she could have used her acting skills even more in the film. The actress shared her disappointment with fans that her vampire sex scenes with costar Robert Pattinson (also her real-life boyfriend of over three years) were restricted.

"The ratings, man!" she said. "In the second one, we just wanted to be animals. We're not human anymore. How do you do that? We tried, and they told us it was rated R, and we were like [snaps fingers]. So, yeah, I'm going to stop."

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