Jodie Foster: Even Women Studio Execs See Female Directors As A Risk

Jodie Foster is one of the few successful working actress/directors, so she’s the logical person to ask, “Why aren’t there more women directors out there?”

While out promoting her upcoming film “The Beaver,” Foster shrugged off the idea that Hollywood is making a concerted effort to block women from getting behind the camera.

“I don’t think it’s a plot and these guys sat around and said, ‘Let’s keep these women out,’” Foster told the LA Times. “I think it’s like race psychology. When a producer hires a director, you’re hiring away your control completely. When you give that amount of power up, you want them to look like you and talk like you and think like you and it’s scary when they don’t, because what’s gonna happen? I’m gonna hand over $60 million to somebody I don’t know.”

But even when you’re not talking about “the guys” sitting around, Foster says women execs think along the same lines. Read more…

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