With Mel Gibson interviews tending to get a little tangential and dark these days, director/co-star Jodie Foster has been handling most of the promotional duties for their film The Beaver. But now that the film’s officially a megaflop, making only $300k after two weeks in theaters (it cost $21 million), the actor has decided to take what applause he can get. Though Mel skipped the press conference for The Beaver at Cannes this morning, he showed up alongside Foster on the premiere red carpet, looking just a little amped. Proving just what Mel probably fears, a festival reporter managed to ask him how he prepared to play such a scary, mentally disturbed person. “I faked it,” he said. “Hey, I don’t know. It doesn’t bear too much analysis.” Oh, Mel—you bear plenty of analysis.
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