Oscar-Winner Jodie Foster Says Gen Z Is Annoying for THIS One Thing — Discusses Mentoring Young Actors

Revered Hollywood actor-director Jodie Foster takes on mentoring young actors. However, she says that one thing irks her the most about Gen Z talent. They say, “I am not feeling it today,” she quipped, “I’m gonna come in at 10.30 a.m.,” when asked to come in for work. Sometimes, it gets irritating to share the workplace with them, she added.

Jodie Foster Has Empathy for Young Ones

Youngsters coming up in the film industry need a strong mentor, and hence, Jodie took it upon herself to provide them with guidance. Since her first role at the age of three, she sought out mentorship. Later on, she featured in the superhit flick “Taxi Driver,” and got an Oscar nomination in a supporting role at the age of 12. So, Jodie Foster feels that she has a certain amount of empathy towards young actors. In a new interview with The Guardian, she spoke of offering advice and counsel to those trying to make it big in Hollywood.

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Had to Face a Lot of Pressures

Hollywood is brutal, with stress and pressure everywhere. The versatile actor said, “It was hard growing up, but I had my mom Brandy.” Especially since she came out publicly in 2007, she had all the support she required. That is also one of the reasons why she reached out to 20-year-old, non-binary actor Bella Ramsey of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” and “The Last of Us.” Foster wanted Bella to introduce her at a celebration of “Elle Women in Hollywood.”

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“We never met before,” Jodie Foster said, and after this introduction, she is proud of Bella. When all the other stars were wearing high heels and eyelashes, Bella stood out in a no-makeup look and middle parting. Even though it was a fashion event, she chose how to represent herself. Jodie says this is how young people should relax. “We were not free,” she complained, about going makeup-free back then.

Gen Z Has Real Freedom But Are Annoying

The “True Detective: Night Country” and “Panic Room” star’s two sons, who are in their 20s, call her “super feminist,” and rightfully so. Fortunately, the Gen Z crop of talent has ample freedom in more ways than one. However, Jodie feels they are irritating at times.

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“They’re like, ‘Nah, I’m not feeling it today, I’m gonna come in at 10.30 a.m.,” she said. Even their emails are grammatically incorrect. When pointed out, they are puzzled, “Why would I check my spelling? Isn’t that kind of limiting?” She is shocked that while her generation worked to “fit in,” the younger lot now take things for granted.