Jodie Foster always wanted a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, but she also wanted to receive it when she was directing a movie. Now, the two-time Oscar winner has gotten what she wanted.
“I grew up blocks from Hollywood Boulevard and would cross it every single day of my life,” she said during her acceptance speech. “And you do that thing where you’re like, ‘Will I ever be on the Walk of Fame someday?’”
Foster said they offered it to her before, but she turned it down.
“They’ve asked me a number of times over the years and I made a big point – that meant something to me personally – that I really wanted to get a star on Hollywood Boulevard when I was promoting a major movie I was directing,” Foster said. “I wanted to wait for that. It did occur to me, though, that could mean I may never have a star on Hollywood Boulevard, but that’s OK, I would take that chance.”
Foster’s movie, Money Monster, stars George Clooney and Julia Roberts. Clooney plays an egocentric finance television host who’s taken under siege by an armed investor.
Panic Room costar Kristen Stewart made a speech at the ceremony.
“She’s always encompassed what I thought was sort of the prime example of where you want to be and she’s been there for me,” Stewart said. “She’s a baller on every level. It’s out of control. She did everything young. She kicked Yale’s ass. She won Oscars. She became a filmmaker herself. She created a family and still is just normal and cool and kind.”
Money Monster, opens Friday.
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