Jodie Foster misses working on film sets

Jodie Foster misses working on film sets


Jodie Foster misses being on film sets.

The 58-year-old actress has cut down on her movie roles over the past decade but admits that while she isn’t worried about taking a step back from performing, she misses the camaraderie of working on a movie together with other actors.

Jodie said: “The thing that I miss the most, strangely, is just being on sets, hanging out with all the people and making a movie together.

“The acting, I’m happy to do less often and only really do it when it’s something that really feels meaningful to me, where I feel like I can make a major contribution.”

Jodie’s latest role is in ‘The Mauritanian’ as the US lawyer Nancy Hollander, who spends years trying to free Guantanamo Bay prisoner Mohamedou Ould Slahi (Tahir Rahim) – who was detained for 14 years without charge.

In one scene, Foster’s character is seen walking into a prison cell and she admitted that there are similarities with her iconic role as FBI agent Clarice Starling in ‘The Silence Of The Lambs’ – when she meets serial killer Hannibal Lector (Sir Anthony Hopkins).

In an interview with the Metro newspaper, she said: “People have mentioned that.

“I do think that there is the comparison of walking into that prison cell and not knowing … is he going to lunge after her? Is he a killer? Who’s this guy? And that’s natural to the sort of fish-out-of-water element to walking into a cell.”

When asked if Nancy is like Clarice, Jodie said: “Maybe that’s who Clarice becomes 30 years later.”

Foster has enjoyed a successful career both in front of and behind the camera and she feels shocked by her longevity.

She said: “I never thought I would be an actor when I grew up.

“My mum would say, are you going to be a lawyer or a doctor? It was never assumed I was going to be an actor. I’m always surprised I’m still doing the same job I did when I was three years old!”