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Jodie Foster: I'm no drama queen

Published 01/06/2011 | 10:40

Jodie Foster directed and stars in new film The Beaver
Jodie Foster directed and stars in new film The Beaver

Jodie Foster has revealed you won't catch her whining about problems she's had in her past.

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"I'm somebody that a lot of tough things have happened to, but I'm not going to squeeze them for every bit of melodrama that they're worth," the actress and filmmaker revealed ahead of the release of her new movie The Beaver.

In the film, Mel Gibson plays a troubled husband who adopts a beaver hand-puppet as his sole means of communicating.

Former child actress Jodie, who directed and stars in the comedy drama, insists her work says a lot about who she is as a person.

"My films in some ways reflect my personality, I tend to back away from the big complaining about my life," she explained.

"If you're going to talk about your life, you can't cry in your soup."

The Taxi Driver star said the film is a realistic look at depression.

She added: "We're not saying there's a pill you can take and you'll be all better, we're not saying if you just do a whole bunch of yoga you will get over manic depression.

"I think what the film is saying is life is hard and with all the difficulties there are joys too and you have to accept them both."

The Beaver comes out in UK cinemas on June 17.

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