Jodie Foster surprised Kristen Stewart’s still acting

Jodie Foster says she’s surprised Kristen Stewart, who played her 12-year-old daughter in the 2002 movie Panic Room, is still acting. Not because she didn’t do a great job in the film or because she doesn’t have talent, but because Foster didn’t feel Kristen had the right kind of personality. She told eonline.com: “She’s a great person, and I’m not surprised she’s gone on to to do great things, but I am surprised she is an actress. I didn’t think that’s where she was headed. And even though her mom said, ‘No, she really really wants to be an actress,’ I felt like, Nah, she won’t because she really doesn’t have the stereotypical personality.” When Foster was asked if that was because she felt Kristen hadn’t been interested in fame, she quipped, “Who does? Anybody who has a brain doesn’t. That tells you how smart Kristen Stewart is.” Kristen, who achieved superstar status after appearing in Twilight, seemed awkward and ill at ease in public after the first movie, but has become more comfortable with interviews and meeting fans since the third film, Eclipse, was released.

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  1. Helen • October 21, 2010 @ 9:57 AM

    I don’t think I’m surprised that she’s still acting (she’s achieved a lot of success, so why stop?) but Jodie Foster may have a point in that Kristen doesn’t seem to have the “stereotypical” actor personality. When I’ve seen her being interviewed, she seems quite shy. Thoughts?

  2. Neleh • October 21, 2010 @ 10:32 AM

    I love Kristen Stewart’s earlier stuff! This vampire chronicles twillight/new moon/eclipse is alright but for me but man! was it soo hard to get through. Imagery was visual but the conversation was unrealistic. If you had all this power would you spend it convincing someone else? No. You’d just do it! Keep the movies coming.. I want my MTV!

  3. L1feless • October 21, 2010 @ 11:23 AM

    If I recall I read that Will Farrell is completely different off camera. Jim Carey the same way. Sure Jim is far more outgoing in interviews that Kristen is I am not shocked she has continued to appear in films.

  4. Judy • October 21, 2010 @ 2:52 PM

    I’m not surprised either, but seems VERY uncomfortable in interviews… saw her on Regis and Kelly. She kept looking down rubbing her face… very shy or on drugs…

  5. Violet • October 21, 2010 @ 3:02 PM

    I think she has the personality of a bitchy wet noodle. Not a person with star quality at all. Working in the film industry I know she lucked out when she got the Twilight franchise. It’s all luck, right place, right time. The director happened to like her awkwardness, perfect for Bella. Plus she’s far from beautiful, just average. She won’t go far after Twilight.

  6. mandee • October 21, 2010 @ 9:29 PM

    Helen on October 21, 2010 9:57 AM i really like her in everything ive saw her in. i think her awkwardness and her shyness works for her. i agree, she doesnt seem to be self centered and egotistical like other stars. im glad shes not! shes managed to keep her innocence while being a movie star, shes not constantly in the news, going in and out of rehab, doing stupid things to ruin her life…im happy with the way she has adapted and im happy for her.

    Judy on October 21, 2010 2:52 PM or on drugs? ahahaha. 😛

    Violet on October 21, 2010 3:02 PM youre a bitter little girl arent you?

  7. C-Dub • October 22, 2010 @ 1:52 PM

    Who cares.

  8. Jodie • October 22, 2010 @ 2:54 PM

    The girl never stops working,she’s been in so many movies since Panic Room. I doubt her career will come to an end anytime soon unless she decides to quit after the final Twilight movie, but I agree, she seems a lot more at ease lately in the spotlight.

  9. Linda • October 23, 2010 @ 2:23 PM

    She has done some terrific movies. The Twilight saga appeals to teen girls for the most part so it’s not exactly heady stuff. The Cake Eaters, Speak,and The Runaways are better vehicles to judge her acting chops.

  10. Amanda • October 23, 2010 @ 6:01 PM

    Yeah, and she’s in another new movie as well. She does about 3 movies a year, but she likes to take on gritty roles so she mostly does independent films and so they don’t all open here.

  11. Bo • November 7, 2010 @ 7:28 PM

    Kristen Stewart sucked in the first movie, Twilight, but she got somewhat better in New Moon and even better in Eclipse. It was like in the beginning she was reading lines – her inflections were all wrong and she left the ends off words. Maybe it was the director that didn’t catch things like that or the film editor. Either way, it looks like she’s getting better so maybe she’ll make a decent actress yet!!! Robert Pattinson on the other hand showed us all what he’s made of in Remember Me. He deserves an Oscar for that one!!!

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