Golden Globes 2021: Why Jodie Foster thanked Aaron Rodgers

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Whereas accepting the 2021 Golden Globe for supporting actress in a movement image, Jodie Foster thanked her costars, her spouse, her canine, her fellow nominees and … Aaron Rodgers.

Sure, that Aaron Rodgers.

The “Mauritanian” actress raised eyebrows throughout the digital ceremony by name-checking the well-known quarterback, who additionally occurs to be engaged to Foster’s scene accomplice Shailene Woodley. Foster landed the award for her flip as a veteran protection legal professional within the authorized drama starring Tahar Rahim as Mohamedou Ould Slahi, an harmless man who was imprisoned for years at Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp.

“I’m slightly speechless,” Foster mentioned whereas rocking some silk pajamas alongside her spouse, photographer Alexandra Hedison, and her canine, Ziggy.

“I simply by no means anticipated to ever be right here once more. … I’ve to thank all of my wonderful filmmakers … [director] Kevin Macdonald, [costars] Tahar Rahim, Benedict Cumberbatch, Shailene Woodley. … I really like my spouse. Thanks, Alex — and Ziggy and Aaron Rodgers. … That is superior.”

The second prompted many to surprise what — if any — relationship the display screen icon had with the Inexperienced Bay Packers celebrity and the way — if in any respect — it match into Rodgers and Woodley’s love story.

To start with, it’s vital to notice that Foster is an enormous Inexperienced Bay Packers fan. And the sensation seems to be mutual, as a result of Rodgers truly thanked Foster first throughout his MVP acceptance speech final month. (It was in that very same MVP acceptance speech that Rodgers revealed he had a thriller fiancée, later confirmed to be Woodley.)

Naturally, the Rodgers shoutout got here up throughout Foster’s newest look on “Jimmy Kimmel Reside.” the place the actress and filmmaker gushed over the NFL participant and promised to return the favor if she gained a Golden Globe.

“You see, he mentioned ‘my group,’” an excited Foster informed Kimmel on the time. “Regardless that he mentioned ‘off the sector,’ that makes me a Inexperienced Bay Packer! Individuals maintain saying to me, ‘No, Jodie. That doesn’t imply you’re a part of the group.’ Nevertheless it does imply I’m a part of the group!”

Not solely did Foster maintain her promise — she informed reporters after the Globes that she had already obtained a “very cute video from Aaron Rodgers, the place he says he’s going to get me again.”

“I’m wanting ahead to this,” Foster added. “We’ll see who wins.”

Foster clarified after profitable the Golden Globe that she had by no means met the soccer sensation in particular person, nor did she introduce him to Woodley. (Although she pushed again in opposition to the concept that it was all a whole coincidence whereas speaking to Kimmel.)

“I didn’t arrange Shailene and Aaron,” Foster informed reporters throughout the Globes. “However it’s potential that I do like to speak about how a lot I really like the Inexperienced Bay Packers, and typically I can speak slightly bit an excessive amount of about that. So, in fact, Shailene may be very conscious of my enthusiasm for the group.”

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