Jodie Foster on Kristen Stewart: ‘I Didn’t Think She’d Choose to Be an Actress’

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“She’s not comfortable in life being a big externally, emotional person,” she tells THR.

Kristen Stewart is one of today’s hottest stars, even beating Robert Pattinson on Vanity Fair’s highest-earnings list by raking in $28.5 million last year.

But Jodie Foster, who starred with Stewart in David Fincher’s 2002 chiller Panic Room, is still surprised by the Twilight star wanted to get into acting in the first place.
“I just love Kristen Stewart, but I didn’t think she’d choose to be an actress,” Foster tells the latest issue of THR (on newsstands now). “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.”
Fincher tells THR Foster had quite an influence on Stewart (who was age 12 when she shot Room). 
“She doesn’t get a lot of credit for it, but half the time I couldn’t even get in the room because it was so crowded with cameras and all this stuff,” he says. “She is one of the great directors of children.”