Jodie Foster has reportedly said she will be there for Kristen Stewart if she wants to "cry her heart out".
The Hollywood actress has reportedly made contact with the 22-year-old star to offer her a refuge from the criticism she has come up against since her affair with married director Rupert Sanders became public news.
While Foster does not agree with Kristen's actions - both in hurting her partner Robert Pattinson and for the effect it's had on Rupert's family - the 49-year-old star is a great believer in giving people second chances.
"Jodie told Kristen to take no notice of the media bashing and said if she wanted to cry her heart out to her she's always available," a source revealed to Radar Online.
"Jodie loved Rob and is disappointed with Kristen for cheating on him.
However, she knows at 22, she's still very young and unfortunately people make mistakes in life.
"She thinks Kristen will learn from this and will only grow into a more mature person because of it."
Foster and Stewart formed a friendship when they co-starred alongside each other in 2002 film Panic Room.
It is reported that Forster made a bee line for Stewart when she discovered the world had found out about her affair.
"Jodie is a mother-like figure to her," the source added. "She certainly has no intention of turning her back on Kristen during such a difficult period in her life."
In the meantime Stewart is reportedly ensconced at her parents' home. It has been a week now since photographs of the 22-year-old emerged showing her kissing and caressing her married Snow White and the Huntsman director, Rupert Sanders.
The brunette beauty is said to have retreated to her family's six-bedroom house in Woodland Hills, California and is leaning on dad John and mother Jules for support.
"[Her parents] feel Kristen has really embarrassed herself and don't blame Rob for not calling her back," a family member told Us Weekly. "This is not the Kristen they know."
RadarOnline reports that the former couple has started to speak again but there is currently no chance of reconciliation.
People magazine says that Kristen is "sad and upset and desperately wishes she could turn back the clock."
While she has moved out of the US$6 million home she shared with Rob, Rupert was seen still wearing his wedding which may be a sign that there is hope he can salvage his marriage to Liberty Ross.
- Cover Media