jodie foster, mel gibson
Jodie Foster is definitely not shying away from the complicated publicity her new film, 'The Beaver,' is attracting. In fact, she's smiling at the criticism -- good and bad.

"It's not like anything you've ever seen. It has a very wry, interesting tone. And if you can embrace that, you can embrace the title, too," Foster told PopEater.

It's a little ironic to see Mel Gibson playing the character of Walter Black in 'The Beaver.' For those who were living under a rock recently, Gibson was brutally scrutinized in the media when his audio tirades against baby mama Oksana Grigorieva leaked online.

"We just have to keep our eye on the fact that he delivers probably one of the best performances of his life." Watch our interview after the jump.