One cannot “put every man over 30 in jail” : Jodie Foster

Vastavam web: Jodie Foster says though she is glad women are opening up about suffering from sexual abuse and harassment with the arrival of #MeToo in Hollywood, the actor believes the movement needs to graduate from a “transitional period”.The 55-year-old actor-activist said one cannot “put every man over 30 in jail” and for the campaign to succeed, it needs as much support from the men as it does from the women.

“This is a transitional period, and it’s just so painful. You really have to have a plan for truth and reconciliation. We can’t put every man over 30 in jail. We have to love our brothers and fathers and come to an understanding about how we got here and who we are going to be together,” Foster told Porter Edit, weighing in on the post-Harvey Weinstein era in the showbiz.”I don’t think there is a woman I know, who doesn’t look back on when they were 15, 16, 17 or 18, who doesn’t put their hand on their head and say, ‘Why did I do that? Why was I like that? Why wasn’t I confident? Why didn’t I say no?'” she said.

Asked if fame she found as a child star and industry-savvy mother, Brandy, helped protect her from abusers, Foster agreed adding there were a “bunch of reasons” that her path was unlike other actors in Hollywood.”The weird cauldron that made me working from the time I was three years old, supporting my family by the time that I was seven, super-strong mom, over-confident personality, celebrity young enough that I learned to be stand-offish