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Jodie Foster wants to teach Kristen Stewart a thing or two

March 11, 2010 |  2:13 pm

Kristen oscars Kristen Stewart garnered attention when she was 11, as the acting prodigy alongside Jodie Foster in 2002's "Panic Room." Despite Stewart's gifts, Foster still thinks the actress could benefit from her company, and told the "Twilight Saga" star so at Sunday's Academy Awards.

Stopping by Jay Leno's "Tonight Show" couch on  Wednesday, Stewart said Foster approached her at the Kodak Theatre -- the two hadn't seen one another for years. 

"She saw me and came over and said hi ... ," Stewart said. "She was like, 'You know, you could learn a thing or two from me; I think that maybe we should start hanging out.'"

An overwhelmed Stewart jumped at the chance ...

"Really? I think I maybe I could [learn something]," she said.

Leno also brought up Stewart's much-discussed throat-clearing while presenting an Oscar homage to horror films with Taylor Lautner. Though the actress found her tiny, nervous coughs worthy of some blogger nudging, it wasn't her biggest concern.

"This is going to baffle some people," Stewart said, "but I was so proud of myself that night!

"I was like, 'Whoa!' I didn't, like, fall down or anything."

Watch the NBC clip here: 

-- Matt Donnelly

Photo: Kristen Stewart attends the 82nd annual Academy Awards. Credit: Frazer Harrison / Getty Images 

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