And finally… keeping mum

And finally... keeping mum

American actor and filmmaker Jodie Foster kept her career a secret from her sons who spent their early years believing their mother was a construction worker.

The ‘Silence of the Lambs’ actor revealed on the talk show, ‘The View’, that, to prevent her acting job from influencing how her now-adult sons saw her and allow them to have a normal life as much as possible, she kept it a secret from them when they were younger.

“I guess I just didn’t want them to know me that way,” Foster, 61, explained. “I wanted them to know me as their mum and the person who went away to work and stuff.”

“I just didn’t want them to be confused about what I did for a living,” she continued.

The boys spent their early years believing that Jodie was a construction worker, even though she brought her oldest son, Charles “Charlie” Bernard Foster, 25, to set with her when he was three.

“I brought him to set one day and I bought him a little plastic tool belt and stuff,” she recalled. “And I was like, ‘Yeah, and this is this set and this set and this set.’ And for a really long time, he thought I was a construction worker.”

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