Kristen Stewart pays tribute to Jodie Foster

LOS ANGELES: “Twilight” actress Kristen Stewart paid tribute to her “Panic Room” co-star Jodie Foster at a ceremony to honour the actress-filmmaker with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


Stewart was on hand to fete the 53-year-old veteran actress and delivered a heartwarming speech in which she recalled the time they worked together for the 2002 thriller.

“I watched ‘Taxi Driver’ when I was far too young to watch it,” Stewart said, referring to Foster’s 1976 movie directed by Martin Scorsese.

“And I was already saying Jodie Foster was my favorite actress before I was cast as her daughter,” she said, jokingly adding, “Technically she was cast as my mom. She came onto the movie late and I was there to show her the ropes.”

Calling Foster her “first adult friend,” Stewart went on praising the “The Beaver” director, “There’s nothing self-serving about her. She cares about people. She’s quite the opposite of the type of person that is gravitated towards being an actress.”

“I was drawn to her before I met her, and trust me, she’s way cooler than me,” the 26-year-old actress added.