Jodie Foster says everyday is a Pride celebration in her home

Notoriously private actor, Jodie Foster has given a rare insight into her personal life in a new interview with Net-A-Porter.

Foster has been working in Hollywood as an actor, director and a producer for almost all of her 55 years, and has picked up the Best Actress Oscar her roles in Witness and Silence of the Lambs. 

While she’s one of the biggest names in the business, Foster selectively chooses which projects she’ll work on and can go years without making a film. Soon she will be seen in the sci-fi neo-noir crime film Hotel Artemis.

Chatting to Net-a-Porter Foster says she made less films once her two sons were born saying she enjoyed embracing motherhood.

“I mean, there were just so many surprises about it. It’s been such a creative experience for me. That’s probably why I worked so little when the boys were [younger]. A day of putting together Lego and making up a song about peanut butter was as creative as I needed to be.”  Foster said.

Foster raised her sons, who are now in their teens, with former partner Cydney Bernard. When Foster publicly acknowledged her sexuality for the first time at the Golden Globes awards in 2013 she described Bernard as her “righteous soul sister”. In 2014 Foster married actor and photographer Alexandra Hedison.

At the conclusion of the interview Foster casually mentions the upcoming Los Angeles Pride parade and that her family has hung the Pride flag up in their home.  “Every day is gay pride day for me,” Foster said.

Read the whole interview at Net-a-Porter.

OIP Staff