In a recent interview the actress recently did with More magazine, she spoke up again about her feelings for her close pal, Mel, stating that he was the “easiest, nicest person I’ve ever worked with…The second I met him, I said, ‘I will love this man for the rest of my life.'”
The two worked together on the film Maverick back in 1993 and just finished their second collaboration, The Beaver, which Jodie also directed.
“When you love a friend, you don’t abandon them when they are struggling,” Jodie told More. “Of course, Mel is an undeniably gifted actor and director and ‘The Beaver’ is one of his most powerful and moving performances. But more importantly, he is and has been a true and loyal friend. I hope I can help him get through this dark moment.”
Back in 2006 when Gibson was accused of making anti-Semitic remarks by his arresting police officer when he was caught driving under the influence, Jodie stood by him then, too.
“Mel is honest, loyal, kind, but alcoholism has been a lifelong struggle for him and his family,” she said back then. “I just wish I had been there, that I had been able to say, ‘Don’t do it, don’t take that drink.'”
So what do you think about Jodie standing up for Mel Gibson again, Celebstalkers?
William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, the agency that has represented Mel for years, notified the stars reps that they would be dropping him from their agency earlier this week.
Longtime agent, Ed Limato, whom worked at WME since 2007, passed away on July 3. A source from the agency reportedly stated that the only reason that Gibson was able to remain represented by WME for so long was because of Limato. “Mel was really important to Ed,” the source said. “He was with him for 32 years and I think Ed saw him as a son.” But the source added, “The world knows how Ari feels and he has never changed that opinion.”
WME partner, Ari Emanuel, has previously expressed hostility towards Gibson after he made anti-Semitic remarks and implied he was skeptical about the Holocaust.
Adding insult to injury, Mel’s already troubled career has been negatively affected even more recently following reports that the star is under investigation for assaulting his ex and allegedly making prejudiced remarks regarding Latino’s and African Americans. This was all in addition to the recently released audio of Gibson berating Oksana Grigorevia, which can be heard on Radar Online.
In the wake of all of this negative press, several studio exec’s have deemed Gibson untouchable. One studio chief said, “I would rather get engaged to Lindsay Lohan than have anything to do with him.”
One of Mel’s reps said that he had always planned to go without an agent after Limato’s death and added “At this point he doesn’t seem in need of an agent.” Truer words have never been spoken.
Let us know what you think about all of this, Celebstalkers! Are you going to turn your back on Mel or are you the type to stand by your man?
Awww! How sweet! Mel Gibson and his ex, Oksana Grigorieva, have matching restraining orders to commemorate their time together. Oksana obtained a domestic violence restraining order against the Braveheart star and Mel obtained an order that will restrict Oksana from discussing their relationship. On Monday, Grigorieva’s attorneys accused Gibson of becoming violent with her, while Gibson’s attorneys struck back with their gag order. Mel and Oksana were married for a little over a year and have a 7 month old daughter, Lucia, together.