Jamie Kennedy's favorite movie review site
Home Reviews  Articles  Release Dates Coming Soon  DVD  Top 20s Criticwatch  Search
Public Forums  Festival Coverage  Contests About 

Latest Reviews

Spiral (2021) by Peter Sobczynski

Woman in the Window, The (2021) by Peter Sobczynski

Those Who Wish Me Dead by Peter Sobczynski

Oxy Kingpins, The by Jay Seaver

Dry, The by Jay Seaver

Water Man, The by Jay Seaver

Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America by Jay Seaver

About Endlessness by Rob Gonsalves

I Was a Simple Man by Jay Seaver

We're All Going to the World's Fair by Jay Seaver

Holler by Jay Seaver

Reckoning in Boston, A by Jay Seaver

Dog Who Wouldn't Be Quiet, The by Jay Seaver

Here Alone by Erik Childress

Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) by Jay Seaver

Cliff Walkers by Jay Seaver

Wrath of Man by alejandroariera

Home Sweet Home by Jay Seaver

Dynasty by Jay Seaver

Touch (2021) by Erik Childress

subscribe to this feed

Jodie Foster on Her Forties, Her Career and Her Kids.
by Thom Fowler

Jodie Foster has already left her mark as a talented actress, director and producer and shows no signs of quitting. Her current endeavor, The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys, that she both produced and starred in shows the ever serious Foster taking on the challenge of being a sexually repressed Nun dealing with the sexual tension of her adolescent charges. She chose the project because she was “thinking about boys and raising boys, how different they are and the best ways to keep them safe, emotionally, spiritually and physically.”

Foster takes a long time to develop a script and she chooses films that are very personal. If she doesn’t care about the material, she can’t put the energy forth to see it to completion. But when she does get interested, She is “very single minded so I get one project in my jaw as a director and I can’t get off that until I get it made.”

Growing up on film has had an impact on Foster, whose life would be very different otherwise. In spite of a high profile incident involving an obsessed man who shot President Reagan to get her attention, she doesn’t let fame restrict her that much. “I don’t go to Disneyland in the middle of the summer, but other then that I don’t let it restrict me.” When asked if she thinks about it much, she replied, “I think about it a lot.”

And now that she’s in her forties, she is looking at her life with a new appreciation.
“I think the forties is a great time for women. The early forties is the best time really because so many things you just let go of and you just don’t have to worry about it anymore. You’ll never be Miss America , you’ll never be an olympic athlete, some of your goals have been met and the ones that haven’t been met you get it figured out. At least you know what job you are in, what career in you are in. You just have a lot less to worry about and I think it shows.”

Having children has given Foster a new perspective as well. “One of the hardest things about having young children is that you stop ever thinking about yourself at all. It is the probably the least self-reflexive time in my life. I do not think of myself ever”, she says.

And even though she has been a mainstay of televison and film for my entire life (I’m 32), she shies away from exposing her son to much television. “I don’t watch TV. We watch] Sesame Street. That’s about it, frankly, he doesn’t watch TV.

link directly to this feature at https://www.hollywoodbitchslap.com/feature.php?feature=591
originally posted: 06/17/02 23:54:23
[printer] printer-friendly format

Discuss this feature in our forum

Home Reviews  Articles  Release Dates Coming Soon  DVD  Top 20s Criticwatch  Search
Public Forums  Festival Coverage  Contests About 
Privacy Policy | | HBS Inc. |   
All data and site design copyright 1997-2017, HBS Entertainment, Inc.
Search for
reviews features movie title writer/director/cast