Jodie Foster's Mother Woes
Jodie Foster has revealed that her mother Brandy felt rejected when the actress had children of her own.
Jodie Foster's relationship with her mother suffered after she had children.
The 'Silence of the Lambs' actress - who has two children, 12-year-old Charlie and Kit, nine - claims her already-difficult relationship with her mum Brandy was strained further when she rejected her parenting advice.
Jodie said: "The hardest time we ever had was when the kids were young. For Brandy, I think it was about 'You're leaving me' and 'We're not doing this together'. I wasn't gonna pick the baby name she wanted, I wasn't gonna do it the way she wanted. And she saw it as a rejection of how she raised us."
The 47-year-old actress - who found fame as a child star when Brandy was her manager - also admits she believed her mother was trying to live vicariously through her.
She told America's More magazine: "Her vicarious thrill was, 'You will be respected in ways that I wasn't.'"
However, Jodie believes she only took control of her career after starring in 'The Silence of the Lambs' in 1991.
She added: "I started to tell my story. I was no longer the one obsessed with surviving as a victim. Now I was the one who saves the victims."