Foster has defended Gibson ahead of his return to the silver screen after several years of lying low, saying he is a "sensitive" man with a "lifetime of pain".
"God, I love that man," the Herald Sun quoted Foster, who directs and co-stars with fellow Oscar-winner Gibson in their upcoming movie �The Beaver�, as telling Hollywood Reporter.
"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," she said.
"He''s so incredibly loving and sensitive, he really is.�
"He 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," she added.