Jodie Foster returned the favor to Aaron Rodgers on Sunday night.
The actor-director thanked the Packers quarterback for accepting a Golden Globe for his performance in “The Mauritanian.”
Aaron Rodgers thanked Jodie Foster in his MVP speech. Foster thanks Rodgers in his Golden Globes acceptance speech.
(Foster’s co-star in the movie she won for is Shailene Woodley, Rodgers’ fiancee, and yes, I double as a pop culture writer) pic.twitter.com/MeMKKDQdLH
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Three weeks earlier, Rodgers dropped Foster’s name when he accepted his 2020 NFL MVP award and announced his engagement. (Go to the 55 second mark in the video below.)
Rodgers’ scream seemed random, but it was later announced that Foster’s co-star in “The Mauritanian,” Shailene Woodley, turned out to be the person Rodgers was engaged to. Foster has denied that she was a matchmaker for the two and insists she never met Rodgers.
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When Foster learned that Rodgers had referred her, she decided she would return the favor. She told “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on February 19 she would “absolutely” mention Rodgers if she won a Golden Globe. She said maybe she should mention the whole team too.
After the Globes, she took interviewers deeper into her thoughts in a “behind the scenes” interview from home.
“I have decided that not only am I a huge Packers fan, but that I am an MVP. [a] Competitive MVP with Aaron Rogers, ” she said, by Yahoo Entertainment.
Foster also said, just as she told Jimmy Kimmel, that Woodley found out during filming how much Foster “loves” the Packers.
“And sometimes I can talk about it a little too much. So of course Shailene was very aware of my enthusiasm for the team,” Foster said, per Yahoo.