Jodie Foster’s Kids Thought She Was a Construction Worker When They Were Younger


“For a really long time he thought I was a construction worker,” Foster quipped.

The show’s co-host asked Foster if her children have ever watched any of her films now that they’re older. 

“No, they have no interest in watching my movies with me,” she said. “I think they’re gonna catch True Detective ‘cause they’re really into that. There’s a few films that I would never show them because I’d be worried about being teased.”

She continued, “Nell, for example, they’ve never seen because they do tease me often about that, even though they’ve never seen the movie.”

Foster, whose multi-decade career began when she was merely a child herself, spoke with the Guardian for a profile published earlier this month. The 61-year-old actress admitted that she thinks some younger actors are “annoying” due to their work ethic.

“They’re really annoying, especially in the workplace,” Foster told the outlet. “They’re like, ‘Nah, I’m not feeling it today, I’m gonna come in at 10.30am.’ Or, like, 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?’”