Monday May 09, 2016

Director Jodie Foster: 'Just acting seemed like not enough'

Jodie Foster on failure and her new film Money Monster

Jodie Foster on failure and her new film Money Monster (Mario Anzuoni/Reuters)

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Jodie Foster loves acting, and plans to remain an actor her whole life — but the Academy Award winner also admits it's "not enough". 

Foster, known for her roles in films like The Silence of the LambsThe Accused. and Panic Room, added a second arc to her career when she claimed the director's chair. 

"I was really drawn to this idea that the whole vision could be yours," Foster tells guest host Gill Deacon, adding that directing has been her dream since girlhood.

Money Monster is the fourth feature film directed by Foster, and this time she's entirely behind the camera. Her thrilling hostage drama stars George Clooney as an over-the-top financial TV personality, and Julia Roberts as his behind-the-scenes producer. 

Foster joins Deacon to discuss the new film, its underlying themes of fear and failure, and why she gets nervous around people who aren't nervous. 

WEB EXTRA | Watch the trailer for Money Monster below.