On the Wednesday, October 24th edition of “Katie,” Katie Couric’s new, nationally syndicated talk show (check local listings, www.katiecouric.com) Madeleine Stowe opens up about her friendship with troubled star Mel Gibson stating, “he’s very tortured by what is going on” and “I do not believe he’s an anti-Semite in my heart of hearts.” Stowe goes on to defend her former co-star and friend, please see below for bites. Stowe also talks about taking time away from acting to raise her family as well as the new phase in her career playing the woman everyone loves to hate on the hit ABC series, “Revenge.” Please see below for a sneak peek clip from Stowe’s interview. Attached are photos with caption and photo credit details pasted below.
Watch a video preview of Madeleine Stowe interview with Katie Couric on Katie in which she says she thinks Mel Gibson is not anti-semite.
Among the biggest quotes there´s one that catches my ear: “He’s very tortured by what is going on. I do not believe he´s an Anti-Semite in my heart of hearts”.
Madeleine Stowe on former co-star Mel Gibson:
KC: I understand that you keep up with Mel Gibson? He’s been going through a very difficult time.
MS: I do.
KC: And of course, is a pariah to a lot of people. How is he doing and what do you think happened to him?
MS: It’s not for me to assess what has been going on in his heart and in his mind. I can only tell you the Mel that I know, and that Mel is the same one other people [who] have worked with him know. He was probably one of the most wonderful people on the set ever, that you could ever imagine. A good friend, he does tremendous humanitarian work that he has never told anybody about. He and his ex-wife Robin started a foundation called Mending Kids International. They do heart surgeries; they perform life-saving surgeries to impoverished children all over the world and have never garnered publicity for this. He has a wide variety of interests. He has been a very good friend to me. He is very tortured by what’s going on. I do not believe he’s an anti-Semite in my heart of hearts. I think that he’s a very complex, complex, deep individual, and I think Jodi Foster has remained his friend. I have remained his friend and I hope the best for him. He’s a real creative force, he’s a special man.
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