Jodie Foster, Kristen Stewart

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Even though Kristen Stewart played her daughter in the Panic Room, Jodie Foster never really expected the Twilight star to stay in the business.

It's not that Foster didn't think Stewart was talented or professional, but...

"She's a great person, and I'm not surprised she's gone on to to do great things," Foster told me last night at Elle magazine's Women in Hollywood awards show at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills. "But I am surprised she is an actress."


"I didn't think that's where she was headed," Foster explained. "And even though her mom said, 'No, she really really wants to be an actress,' I felt like, Nah, she won't because she really doesn't have the stereotypical personality."

Meaning Stewart was not all about trying to become famous? "Who does?" Foster said. "Anybody who has a brain doesn't. That tells you how smart Kristen Stewart is."

Foster also revealed she's completed work on The Beaver, the flick she directed and costars in with Mel Gibson. "He's doing great," Foster said of her longtime friend. "And he's wonderful in the film and I can't thank him enough and be grateful enough."

However, the movie still doesn't have a release date. "It's all done," she said. "It was all finished in the last two days, so now we're waiting."

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