Jodie Foster raised eyebrows when she thanked Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers during her Golden Globes acceptance speech for best supporting actress in “The Mauritanian.”
So what was that all about?
Foster excitedly explained backstage in the virtual Golden Globes media room about that call-out to Rodgers, who just happens to be engaged to Foster’s “The Mauritanian” co-star Shailene Woodley. She might love Rodgers even more than Woodley and she felt the need to express that love in the speech.
And Rodgers did thank Jodie Foster in his MVP acceptance speech.
“I decided, I am not only am I am huge Packers fan, but I’m a competitive MVP fan (over) Aaron Rodgers,” joked Foster, who has long-proclaimed allegiance to the Wisconsin-based football team.
Foster denied reports that she introduced Woodley to Rodgers. The actress has never met him. “I didn’t set up Shailene and Aaron. I have never met Aaron Rodgers,” said Foster.
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But she admitted being especially enthusiastic about the quarterback and her team, so that might have played a factor in lighting the flames of love.
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“It is possible that I do like to talk about how much I love the Green Bay Packers. Sometimes I can talk a little bit too much about that,” said Foster, laughing. “So of course Shailene is very aware of my enthusiasm for the team.”
Foster said she is already expecting shout-out revenge from Rodgers. “I got a very cute video from Aaron Rodgers where he said he’s going to get me back. I’m looking forward to this. We’ll see who wins,” said Foster.
As for her pajamas outfit during the virtual Golden Globes, Foster showed that she was not even wearing shoes during the awards broadcast by lifting a bare foot to the camera backstage.
“It’s thrilling. I think this is the best Globes ever,” said Foster. ” I don’t know, but it felt real. It feels like a pajama party.”