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Say What!? Jodie Foster, what were you thinking?!
Just when you hoped you'd heard the last of disgraced actor and director Mel Gibson, his co-star and director in 'The Beaver,' Jodie Foster, has to come to his defense. Huh!? Did Yale teach her nothing!?
Last summer, Mel was under a media firestorm after lengthy audio recordings were released on Radar Online of the actor allegedly lashing out at his ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva. Despite being hailed as a pariah by the majority of Hollywood, Jodie, Mel's longtime friend since co-starring in the 1994 hit 'Maverick,' is defending the fallen star, saying that there's another, gentler side to him.
"He's so incredibly loving and sensitive, he really is," the Oscar winner tells The Hollywood Reporter in the March 17 issue of the mag. "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."
Oh Jodie -- sweet, naive Jodie! Perhaps you have taken your wild-woman-of-the-forest role in 'Nell' too much to heart and have holed up in a desolate cabin for the last nine months, totally unaware of last summer's goings on. Mel Gibson: "Sweet"? "Loved"? We beg to differ.
For those of you whose heads were stuck in the sand (or in a cabin in the forest) and weren't aware of the media blitz on Mel's alleged wild tirades -- here's a little refresher of a few of the sweet nothings posted on Radar Online that Melly poo was allegedly taped saying to his lady love and baby's momma:
-"You need a f*cking bat in the side of the head. Alright, how about that?"
-"Threaten ya? I'll put you in a f *ckin rose garden you c*nt! You understand that? Because I'm capable of it. You understand that?"
-"You look like a f*cking bitch in heat. And if you get raped by a pack of ni**ers it will be your fault. Alright? Because you provoked it."
-"Oh, you're all angry now! You know what, you f*cking deserved it!"
-"You don't have any f*cking friends except me, and you treat me like shi*t! So that's why I'm so f*cking angry, because I don't have any friends! And I try and make one from you and you treat me like sh*t and you f*cking used me!"
Look Jodie, we get that you are loyal and don't want to beat a friend when he is down -- that's cool. Maybe next week, Mel and Jodie can have a slumber party where they braid their hair, tell each other their secrets and bake cookies! Now, that sounds like a real blast.