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Jodie Foster Calls Superhero Movies a ‘Phase That’s Lasted a Little Too Long’ and ‘Hopefully People Will Be Sick of It Soon’: They ‘Don’t Change My Life’

Jodie Foster said in a new interview with Elle magazine that superhero movies are just “a phase” — one that has gone on a bit too long for her liking. The actor, who is currently earning Oscar buzz for her supporting role in Netflix’s “Nyad” and who is also headlining HBO’s “True Detective” Season 4 next year, said she’s a fan of some superhero films, but none of them are life-changing to her.

“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 said on the matter. “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.”

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One recent movie that has changed the two-time Oscar winner’s life is “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” the A24 family saga that earned over $100 million worldwide and won seven Academy Awards from 11 nominations. The film took home the Oscars’ best picture trophy earlier this year.

“The Daniels. They made my favorite movie perhaps of all time, ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once,'” Foster told Elle magazine. “That’s the film that I will return to over and over again whenever I feel depressed or sad.”

“I first saw it with one of my sons, and we held hands and pinched each other and cried for 45 minutes afterward,” she said. “And then I saw it with my other son a week later, and it just opened a portal of connection and understanding and hope. He started telling me everything from his high school that he’d never told me, and we were walking in the rain crying and opening up. And I was like, ‘This is what film can do.'”

While Foster hasn’t appeared in a superhero movie, her “Nyad” co-star Annette Bening had a key role in Marvel’s “Captain Marvel” in 2019. Their swimming drama “Nyad” is now streaming on Netflix. “True Detective” Season 4 launches Jan. 14, 2024 on HBO.

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