During her acceptance speech for her surprise victory as Best Supporting Actress at the virtual Golden Globes 2021 on Sunday, Jodie Foster thanked the Green Bay Packers quarterback and reigning NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers, of all people. That might have been surprising too – unless you were up to date with the burgeoning, increasingly public society of actress and soccer star mutual admiration.
It started with Rodgers shocking everyone by thanking Foster during his speech accepting the MVP award for the 2020 season. Jimmy Kimmel brought it to Foster when she appeared on his show earlier this month, and she vowed that if she won the Golden Globe she would return the favor – and she did, taking her award for her role in The Mauritanian next to Mrs. Alexandra Hedison (they wore matching PJs) and her dog.
“Backstage” in the virtual press room, Foster told Yahoo Entertainment more about her relationship with Rodgers.
“I’m a huge Packers fan,” said Foster, who grew up in Los Angeles and plays from the age of 3. “In fact, I just got a very cute video from Aaron Rodgers saying he was going to get me back.” So I’m looking forward to it. We’ll see who wins. “
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How did their love festival begin?
The internet has suggested that Rodgers-Foster’s connection had something to do with her Mauritanians Costar Shailene Woodley, who recently got engaged to the athlete. A conspiracy theory even surfaced claiming that Foster introduced Rodgers and Woodley.
Isn’t it true, says Foster.
“I didn’t start Shailene and Aaron, I never met Aaron Rodgers,” Foster told Yahoo. “But it’s possible that I would like to talk about how much I love the Green Bay Packers. And sometimes I can talk a little too much about it. Of course, Shailene was very aware of my enthusiasm for the team. “
Watch Foster talk about it The Mauritanian::
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