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Annette Bening And Jodie Foster Share Surprising On-Screen Chemistry.

This image released by Netflix shows Annette Bening as Diana Nyad in a scene from the film "Nyad." (Netflix via AP)

Annette Bening and her co-star Jodie Foster, who both star in the Netflix film 'Nyad,' share similar tastes and have a history of crossing paths. Despite being two of the most esteemed actresses in the industry, the two had only met in passing before working together on the project.

During a Q&A session at the Aero Theatre for the American Cinematheque, Bening expressed her initial intimidation upon hearing that Foster was being considered for a role in the film. However, Foster's interest in the project quickly won Bening over, especially after visiting Bening's home and admiring her Christmas decorations and her 130-pound Newfoundland dog.

The film 'Nyad' sees Bening portraying swimmer Diana Nyad and Foster as her best friend and coach Bonnie Stoll. The real-life counterparts of the characters, Nyad and Stoll, provided insight into their dynamic friendship, with Bening noting how Nyad's storytelling often leads to playful disagreements with Stoll.

Reflecting on their respective careers, Foster mentioned how she is frequently associated with her role in 'Silence of the Lambs,' while Bening shared a heartwarming anecdote about the impact of her film 'The Kids Are All Right' on a man she met in Cuba.

Following their collaboration on 'Nyad,' the actresses reminisced about a past encounter at the Oscars where they coincidentally wore similar dresses, sparking a humorous memory of a potential fashion scandal that was quickly diffused.

As the conversation concluded, a playful suggestion was made for Bening and Foster to wear the same dress to an upcoming Oscars ceremony, to which Bening jokingly responded, 'Let's do it!' Whether this will come to fruition remains to be seen.

The camaraderie between Bening and Foster, both on and off-screen, adds an endearing layer to their professional relationship, showcasing the mutual respect and admiration they hold for each other as accomplished actresses.

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