• Jodie Foster makes a shocking revelation
  • THIS is why she stepped away from doing live theater
  • The actress unveils a harrowing experience 

Jodie Foster (58) has always captivated audiences with her powerful portrayals on screen. Yet, behind the glitz and glamour, Foster harbored a secret that few knew—until now. In a revealing conversation with fellow actress Jodie Comer, Foster opened up about a traumatic event that forever changed her perspective on acting, particularly live theater.

The incident that shook her world

The year was 1981, and Foster was a college student performing in a play. Unbeknownst to her, John Hinckley Jr., obsessed with the young actress, attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan to impress her. Hinckley's presence at her play, armed and dangerous, left Foster in a state of shock and fear. "The world fell apart," Foster recalls. Secret Service, bodyguards, and a safe house became her new normal as she grappled with the reality of Hinckley's actions.

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Despite the chaos, Foster showed remarkable resilience. She returned to the stage the following weekend, channeling her anger and fear into her performance. "I decided to, the whole play, yell, 'F--- you, motherf---er!'" Foster shared, revealing her bold stance against Hinckley. This act of defiance, however, did not erase the trauma of the experience.

Why Foster swore off theater

The incident left a lasting impact on Foster, influencing her decision to steer clear of live theater. "It was a traumatic moment, and I’ve never admitted that maybe that has something to do with how I never wanted to do a play again," she confessed. The fear and vulnerability of performing live, under such harrowing circumstances, were too much for the actress to bear.

Despite the scars of the past, Foster's spirit remains unbroken. When asked by Comer if she'd ever consider returning to the stage, Foster humorously remarked, "I’ll be the first 80-year-old person to go onstage with my walker, perhaps." This light-hearted response underscores Foster's resilience and her ability to find humor even in the darkest of times.