Jodie Foster has said she had "no regrets" about casting troubled actor Mel Gibson as the lead in her latest film, The Beaver. The actress, who also directed the drama, said at the movie's US premiere she felt "incredibly grateful" for his performance. The film tells of a depressed toy company executive who communicates through a hand puppet beaver. Last week Gibson pleaded no contest to domestic abuse charges. BBC News - Jodie Foster: 'No regrets' over hiring Mel Gibson I always liked Jodi Foster.