What happens to high profile friendships when careers implode? Two very different celebrities can answer that.
Mel Gibson has had several years to process his spectacular fall from grace.
“…he is easiest, nicest person I’ve ever worked with — AND – I will love this man for the rest of my life — AND — When you love a friend, you don’t abandon them when they are struggling — AND — I hope I can help him get through this dark moment.”
It is interesting to note that Gibson’s abusive tirade came right before the release of The Beaver, a film directed by Foster. So Jodi’s apology tour was in part an attempt to salvage her own career prospects.
So I was surprised to learn during an interview with Katie Couric, Revenge star Madeline Stowe agreed to talk about Gibson. In reference to the DUI arrest, misogynistic and anti Semitic comments and abusive threats to the mother of his child (I’m sure I missed something) Stowe states:
“It’s not for me to assess what has been going on in his heart and in his mind…“
Stowe, who co starred with Gibson in We Were Soldiers (2002) talks about the charity work that he and his ex-wife do through their foundation and goes on to say:
“I can only tell you the Mel that I know, and that Mel is the same one other people [who] have worked with him know. He was probably one of the most wonderful people on the set ever, that you could ever imagine. He has been a very good friend to me. He is very tortured by what’s going on. I do not believe he’s an anti-Semite in my heart of hearts. I think that he’s a very complex, complex, deep individual, and I have remained his friend and I hope the best for him. He’s a real creative force, he’s a special man.”