Jodie Foster’s rare interview dodges sexuality questions

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Ever the elusive two-time Oscar winner, Jodie Foster granted a rare one on one interview to More Magazine, the publication for “mature women,” and opened up about aging in Hollywood, plastic surgery and privacy.

And on the latter topic, Jodie Foster kept mum about her sexuality, never once discussing her long rumoured partner Cydney Bernard and, true to form, keeping it vague when it comes to her kids.

The 44-year-old actress is making the rounds to promote her latest strong-willed woman role in the film, The Brave One.

More The Accused than Panic Room, Foster plays a woman who survives a brutal attack only to take the law into her own hands.

Ever the private film star, Foster told More:

“In 20 years, people will look back on my life and I’ll be 65 and Britney Spears will be 45, and I think by then people will understand the value of privacy.”

When talk turned to gun control, a subject many movie critics will likely tackle in reviews for The Brave One, Foster commented:

“Isn’t it possible that we all have that bit of insanity in us?

“That’s why I’m for gun control. Absolutely… I don’t believe that people should have access to life-or-death situations at any emotional time in their life.

“I don’t really believe that a human being who feels [things] should have the option at their fingertips.”

And while Foster took a strong stand against plastic surgery (“I’d rather have somebody go, ‘Wow, that girl has a big nose’ than ‘Wow, that girl has a bad nose job.'”), with regard to aging in Hollywood, she says she’s learned a thing or two.

“I think the pressure’s off. The hardest part of my personal neuroses is that I feel responsible for everything. I put so much pressure on myself, and I always did as a kid.

“There’s a nice thing about turning a certain age where you’ve made so many life decisions; so many non-chosen paths are behind you, and you don’t have to worry about them anymore.”

Foster made headlines last month when she made the single largest individual donation in history to The Trevor Project, an organisation that provides 24 hour suicide prevention hotline services to LGBT and questioning youth.

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Quotes from the More Magazine story were obtained by The Brave One is in theatres in September.