young jodie foster & robert de niro

Robert De Niro and Jodie Foster had a bunch of outings, where he took Foster to different diners around town and walked through the script . After the first time, Jodie Foster was completely bored. Robert De Niro was pretty socially awkward then and pretty much in character, he really helped Jodie Foster understand improvisation and building a character in a way that was almost nonverbal.”