Jodie Foster says Gen Z can be 'really annoying' to work with

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By stefan armitage

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Jodie Foster has opened up about her thoughts on working with Generation Z.

In a recent interview with The Guardian, the renowned actress candidly shared her thoughts on Generation Z, expressing both frustration and hope for the emerging talent in the entertainment industry.

Foster - known for starting her own illustrious career at a young age - acknowledged that she sometimes finds Generation Z "really annoying," particularly "in the workplace".

She humorously remarked on their desire for flexible work hours, stating: "They're like: 'Nah, I'm not feeling it today, I'm gonna come in at 10.30 am."

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The Oscar-winning actress has opened up about working with Gen Z. Credit: Robin L Marshall / Stringer / Getty

Foster also touched upon her encounters with the younger generation's attitudes towards communication, especially in written form. She expressed her surprise at the lack of attention to detail, stating: "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?'"

Despite the humorous anecdotes, Foster's underlying message was one of mentorship and guidance. She hopes to assist budding stars in finding their own path in the industry, emphasizing the importance of learning how to relax amidst the pressures of showbiz.

Of course, Foster is somebody who has earned the right to call out anybody's lack of drive - especially younger people.

Born in 1962, Foster began her acting career when she was just a child.

At the tender age of three when she appeared as the Coppertone Girl in a television commercial. Her natural talent was evident, and it wasn't long before she transitioned to acting in television series like The Courtship of Eddie's Father and Gunsmoke.

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Jodie Foster and Robert De Niro in Taxi Driver. Credit: Archive Photos / Stringer / Getty

However, it was her role as Iris in Martin Scorsese's gritty drama Taxi Driver in 1976 that catapulted her to stardom. At just 12 years old, Foster gave an unforgettable performance alongside Robert De Niro, earning her an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. This nomination made her one of the youngest Oscar nominees in history!

She would eventually win her first Academy Award for Best Actress at the age of 26 for her role as Sarah Tobias in The Accused (1988). Amazingly, she would win her second Oscar just three years later for her iconic role as Clarice Starling in The Silence of the Lambs.

That's right, Foster won two Oscars before she's even turned 30. I hadn't even figured out how to properly use the detergent draw in my washing machine before I was 30.

Featured image credit: Robin L Marshall / Stringer / Getty

Jodie Foster says Gen Z can be 'really annoying' to work with

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By stefan armitage

Article saved!Article saved!

Jodie Foster has opened up about her thoughts on working with Generation Z.

In a recent interview with The Guardian, the renowned actress candidly shared her thoughts on Generation Z, expressing both frustration and hope for the emerging talent in the entertainment industry.

Foster - known for starting her own illustrious career at a young age - acknowledged that she sometimes finds Generation Z "really annoying," particularly "in the workplace".

She humorously remarked on their desire for flexible work hours, stating: "They're like: 'Nah, I'm not feeling it today, I'm gonna come in at 10.30 am."

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The Oscar-winning actress has opened up about working with Gen Z. Credit: Robin L Marshall / Stringer / Getty

Foster also touched upon her encounters with the younger generation's attitudes towards communication, especially in written form. She expressed her surprise at the lack of attention to detail, stating: "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?'"

Despite the humorous anecdotes, Foster's underlying message was one of mentorship and guidance. She hopes to assist budding stars in finding their own path in the industry, emphasizing the importance of learning how to relax amidst the pressures of showbiz.

Of course, Foster is somebody who has earned the right to call out anybody's lack of drive - especially younger people.

Born in 1962, Foster began her acting career when she was just a child.

At the tender age of three when she appeared as the Coppertone Girl in a television commercial. Her natural talent was evident, and it wasn't long before she transitioned to acting in television series like The Courtship of Eddie's Father and Gunsmoke.

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Jodie Foster and Robert De Niro in Taxi Driver. Credit: Archive Photos / Stringer / Getty

However, it was her role as Iris in Martin Scorsese's gritty drama Taxi Driver in 1976 that catapulted her to stardom. At just 12 years old, Foster gave an unforgettable performance alongside Robert De Niro, earning her an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. This nomination made her one of the youngest Oscar nominees in history!

She would eventually win her first Academy Award for Best Actress at the age of 26 for her role as Sarah Tobias in The Accused (1988). Amazingly, she would win her second Oscar just three years later for her iconic role as Clarice Starling in The Silence of the Lambs.

That's right, Foster won two Oscars before she's even turned 30. I hadn't even figured out how to properly use the detergent draw in my washing machine before I was 30.

Featured image credit: Robin L Marshall / Stringer / Getty