According to Jodie Foster, it's about the art, not the artist.
At the SXSW premiere of her new movie The Beaver, also starring Mel Gibson, Jodie had one request for moviegoers. Before the screening started she asked:
"I just have to ask everybody, can you see a film and appreciate the artist for his work? And if anything, I think anybody who comes to see the film and understands Mel's extraordinary performance in the movie can't go away untouched by his humanity."
Mel did not show up at the premiere (for obvious reasons).
Jodie has an interesting point. Will moviegoers be able to separate the actor's personal life from his work on screen?
What do U think? Will U still see The Beaver despite Mel's personal troubles?
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