Foster gets Hollywood star

LOS ANGELES: Two-time Oscar winner Jodie Foster was awarded a star on Hollywood Boulevard’s Walk of Fame on May 4 — and revealed she was banned from the glitzy thoroughfare as a child.

The veteran actress was presented with the 2,580th star on the walk by long-time friend Kristen Stewart outside the iconic TCL Chinese Theater in the heart of Tinseltown.

“I grew up probably 10 blocks from here, off Cahuenga, and had to pass this street every day as I was on my way to school,” she told fans, some of whom had been waiting six hours to catch a glimpse of the star.

“And my mother said if she ever found us on Hollywood Boulevard, we shouldn’t bother coming home.”

Foster, 53, is best known for playing FBI agent Clarice Starling opposite Anthony Hopkins’ serial killer Hannibal Lecter in Jonathan Demme’s 1991 horror-thriller The Silence of the Lambs.

She won a best actress Oscar for that role, having picked up her first Academy Award, also for best actress, for The Accused three years earlier.

Her other credits during a more than four-decade career range from Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver in 1976 to 2002’s Panic Room — in which she starred with Stewart — and sci-fi blockbuster Elysium. Twilight star Stewart said she already decided Foster was her favourite actress before they worked together, after seeing Foster’s controversial performance as a teenage prostitute at the age of 12 in Taxi Driver.

“There is nothing self-serving about her. She cares about people and she’s quite the opposite of the type of person that is gravitated towards being an actress,” the 26-year-old said. — AFP