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    Jodie Foster Praises Greta Gerwig’s ‘Barbie’ Impact On Female Directors

    Jodie Foster, once skeptical of opportunities for female directors, now lauds Greta Gerwig’s success with ‘Barbie,’ signaling a positive shift in Hollywood.

    Actor and director Jodie Foster has been a part of Hollywood for quite some time now. From being on the cover of Time Magazine at the age of 28 to now being a part of big productions like ‘House of Cards,’ ‘Orange Is the New Black’ and ‘Black Mirror.’ Jodie has seen many phases of the Industry.

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    Jodie Foster Notes The Changing Times Of Hollywood

    Jodie Foster on the cover of Time Magazine
    Jodie Foster on the cover of Time Magazine

    In a recent interview with Time, Foster reflected on her early days in the industry, acknowledging the lack of opportunities for American women directors. Jodie’s first director was the feature called ‘Little Man Tate.’ in which she also acted a bit.  She shared that her first thought at the time was that “this is not a business that is kind to women” who aspire to be directors.

    “When I was young, there were really no American women directors, maybe a few,” she said. Expressing pride in witnessing Greta Gerwig’s success with ‘Barbie,’  “I didn’t think I was allowed to be a director. And that’s not true anymore. I couldn’t be prouder to have watched Greta Gerwig this year with ‘Barbie.’ Not only was this wonderful director recognized, but it was because there were people behind her saying, ‘You’re not a risk.’ I never thought that was going to happen. So there’s just a big smile on my face.”

    The actor-director commended the groundbreaking achievement of ‘Barbie,’ which became the highest-grossing movie of 2023, raking in $1.4 billion worldwide and securing its place as Warner Bros.’ top-grossing film. 

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    Comic Domination Of Hollywood: “It’s A Phase”

    Jodie Foster's first feature 'Little Man Tate'
    Jodie Foster’s first feature ‘Little Man Tate’

    While celebrating advancements for female directors, Foster remains critical of the prolonged dominance of comic book movies in the industry. She has previously voiced concerns about the prevalence of superhero films. “It’s a phase. It’s a phase that’s lasted a little too long for me, but it’s a phase. And I’ve seen so many different phases”.

    Foster continued, “Hopefully people will be sick of it soon. The good ones — like ‘Iron Man,’ ‘Black Panther,’ ‘The Matrix’ — I marvel at those movies, and I’m swept up in the entertainment of it, but that’s not why I became an actor. And those movies don’t change my life. Hopefully, there’ll be room for everything else.”

    She just hopes that there will be room for a more diverse range of cinematic experiences.

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    Akshita Singh
    Akshita Singh is a Senior Content Writer at First Curiosity. She has been churning out content for 2 years. She's an avid reader and writer, fascinated by the works of Sylvia Plath, Franz Kafka, and Charles Bukowski. Akshita is also a poet herself, having written two poetry books titled ‘Made By Misery’ and ‘Deathbed’. Apart from goth literature, another thing that she enjoys is the real and fictional stories of Hollywood. She loves cinema and admires all works of art, be they delivered by actors or directors. So, keeping up with celebrity life comes as basic nature to her, something she loves knowing and informing others.

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