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    Oscar-Winning Actress Jodie Foster Says Working With Gen Z Is “Really Annoying”, Sparks Controversy

    The boomers, millennials, and GenZs hog the social limelight these days more than one may have expected a few years back. Hollywood is one place where people from all generations come together to work and have seemingly diverse experiences working with each other.

    While GenZs are widely believed to be embracing a laid-back approach towards life, many from the previous generations tend to believe it is not the best one. The difference in opinions between these generations is prevalent in all sectors, including the glamor industry. And it has just been voiced by a honed actress, Jodie Foster.

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    Here’s Why Jodie Foster Thinks Gen Z Is “Very Annoying”

    Jodie Foster (Image: Getty)

    Oscar-winning actress Jodie Foster recently shared her experience about working with Generation Z actors, stating that it can be a tad exasperating. She was speaking during an interview with The Guardian, when the 61-year-old actress said, “They’re really annoying, especially in the workplace.”

    Foster didn’t hold back while explaining her experiences with Gen Z attitudes. “They’re like, ‘Nah, I’m not feeling it today, I’m gonna come in at 10:30 a.m.’ 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?’”

    Foster herself is a mother to two boys in their 20s and was therefore seemingly speaking from experience. “They need to learn how to relax, how to not think about it so much, how to come up with something that’s theirs,” she said.

    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 actress added.

    She also asserted that the GenZ upbringing can get a bit challenging. “I do a lot of reaching out to young actresses,” she said as she clarified that she is keen on helping the young talents in the industry to make things easier for them and make them aware of the mistakes they may end up making.

    The social media was quick to react to the comments by the ‘Silence Of The Lambs‘ actress. Some social media users on Twitter criticized her statements as typical generational complaints, while others defended her perspective.

    Ah the boomers moaning about laziness and can’t stand the idea that this gen are way ahead in their attitudes towards work and giving away too much of themselves,” one user on X wrote in the comments section, while others said a few other things.

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    Foster Has A Favorite Gen Z Actor Defining A New “Vector Of Authenticity”

    Jodie Foster with Bella Ramsey (Image: Getty)

    During the interview, Foster also took a moment to praise Bella Ramsey — a 20-year-old actress known for her role in ‘Last Of Us’ — who also technically to Generation Z.  Foster described the actress as an example of an actor embracing a new “vector of authenticity.”

    Pointing out that a lot of women at an award function were wearing eyelashes, Foster said, “There are other ways of being a woman, and it’s really important for people to see that. And Bella, who gave the best speech, was wearing the most perfect suit, beautifully tailored, and a middle parting and no makeup.”

    The actress said she would have not been able to pull off the dressing style that Ramsey did at a big Hollywood event. Ramsey is a non-binary actress with she/her pronouns, and was dressed in a suit and no makeup at the said awards function. “Because we didn’t have freedom. And hopefully, that’s what the vector of authenticity that’s happening offers — the possibility of real freedom,” she said.

    We had other things that were good. And I would say: I did the best I could for my generation. I was very busy understanding where I fitted in and where I wanted to be in terms of feminism. But my lens wasn’t wide enough. I lived in an incredibly segregated world,” she added.

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