Jodie Foster 'got stuck' in acting

Jodie Foster 'got stuck' in acting

Jodie Foster "got stuck" in acting even though she preferred the "technical side of filmmaking".

'The Silence of The Lambs' star shot to fame as a child after getting started in showbiz at the age of three and she's admitted she never really loved acting because she actually preferred behind behind the camera.

In a chat with actress Jodie Comer for Interview magazine, she explained: "I just got stuck in it when I was three. I probably would’ve been a lawyer or a college professor. It’s just not my way.

"So I loved the technical sides of filmmaking, but I never fell in love with the acting part. It was against my nature, and I think has made me a richer person because of it."

Jodie added of her acting technique: "I’ve always made movies by myself, where it was just about my character, and I didn’t have to deal with the other actors. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve come to understand that was selfish of me, jealously guarding something that I didn’t want to share.

"Now I’m learning to enter in and say, ‘How are we together and dynamic?’ Instead of it all being about me. It has been so interesting, because now I meet all these actors that do everything differently."

Jodie branched out into directing in the early 1990s making her debut behind the camera with 1991 drama 'Little Man Tate'. She went on to helm Mel Gibson movie 'The Beaver' in 2011 as well as 2016's 'Money Monster' as well as directing episodes of 'Orange Is The New Black', 'House of Cards' and 'Black Mirror'.

She said of her directing work: "When I direct, I love to talk, so I talk to people about the techniques, but I don’t like to get inside an actor’s body, because I think that’s invasive. Tell me, ‘Faster, slower.’ Tell me, ‘I didn’t feel that part,’ but don’t talk about my childhood, and don’t try and be one with me."