Jodie Foster: Generation Z Can Be ‘Really Annoying’ to Work With

Actress Jodie Foster said in a recent interview that members of Generation Z can be “really annoying” to work with, and that she hopes she can help rising stars “learn how to relax.”

“They’re really annoying, especially in the workplace,” Foster told the Guardian in a recent interview.

“They’re like, ‘Nah, I’m not feeling it today, I’m gonna come in at 10:30 a.m.,’” the actress added. “Or in emails, I’ll tell them, ‘This is all grammatically incorrect, did you not check your spelling?’ And they’re like, ‘Why would I do that, isn’t that kind of limiting?’”

After being asked what she thought young people in the industry needed to know, Foster said, “They need to learn how to relax, how to not think about it so much, how to come up with something that’s theirs.”

“I can help them find that, which is so much more fun than being, with all the pressure behind it, the protagonist of the story,” the Silence of the Lambs star added.

Elsewhere in the interview, Foster — who noted that helping young actresses navigate the entertainment industry is important to her — revealed that she had reached out to The Last of Us and Game of Thrones star Bella Ramsey, who she said is a good example of an actor emerging in a new “vector of authenticity.”

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