During her acceptance speech for her shock Best Supporting Actress win at Sunday’s digital 2021 Golden Globes, Jodie Foster thanked, of all individuals, Green Bay Packers quarterback and reigning NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers. That might need additionally been shocking — until you had been up to the mark on the burgeoning, more and more public mutual admiration society between actress and soccer star.
It began with Rodgers surprising everybody by thanking Foster throughout his speech accepting the MVP award for the 2020 season. Jimmy Kimmel introduced it as much as Foster when she appeared on his present earlier this month, and he or she vowed that she would return the favor if she gained the Golden Globe — and he or she did, accepting her award for her position in The Mauritanian alongside spouse Alexandra Hedison (they wore matching PJs) and their canine.
“Backstage” within the digital press room, Foster informed Yahoo Entertainment extra about her reference to Rodgers.
“I’m enormous Packers fan,” mentioned Foster, who grew up in Los Angeles, appearing from the age of 3. “In reality I simply received a really cute video from Aaron Rodgers, the place he says he’s going to get me again. So I’m trying ahead to this. We’ll see who wins.”
So how did their love fest begin?
The web has prompt that the Rodgers-Foster’s connection has one thing to do with her Mauritanian costar Shailene Woodley, who not too long ago grew to become engaged to the athlete. One conspiracy concept even surfaced claiming Foster launched Rodgers and Woodley.
Not true, Foster says.
“I didn’t arrange Shailene and Aaron, I’ve by no means met Aaron Rodgers,” Foster informed Yahoo. “But it’s potential that I do like to speak about how a lot I love the Green Bay Packers. And generally I can speak a little bit an excessive amount of about that. So of course Shailene was very conscious of my enthusiasm for the group.”
Watch Foster speak about The Mauritanian:
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