The “Silence of the Lambs” actress recently told The Hollywood Reporter that Mel “is the most loved actor I have ever worked with on a movie. And he’s not saintly, and he’s got a big mouth, and he’ll do gross things your nephew would do. But I knew the minute I met him that I would love him the rest of my life.”
The two Hollywood stars met back in 1994 when they co-starred in the comedy “Maverick” and have remained friends ever since.
They recently teamed up again for the upcoming film, “The Beaver,” in which Jodie gushed, “The performance he gave in this movie, I will always be grateful for. He brought a lifetime of pain to the character that we’ve been talking about for years, that I knew was part of his psyche and who he is. It’s part of him that is beautiful and that I want people to know, too. I can’t ever regret that."