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Jodie Foster is one of the most decorated actresses in Hollywood. In addition to an acting career that began when she was only 3 years old, the two-time Oscar winner has also applied her talents behind the camera, having directed four feature films.

Here at Movie Pilot, we're delighted to have been able to spend time with one of the finest actresses of a generation and gain some insight into her impressive career. From a dancing George Clooney to a scary Anthony Hopkins, below are some of the highlights of the interview.

Jodie On Receiving A Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame

“Awesome. Amazing. I grew up about 10 blocks away and my mom always said if she ever found me on Hollywood Boulevard I should just not bother coming home, so I always felt a bit guilty — but now I don’t have to.”

On What Advice She's Applied While Directing Her New Film Money Monster

“The greatest lessons any director has ever said is make sure you sit down. If you stand up too long bad things happen to your knees and your back, and they’re right. I’ve learnt to sit down and now I sit down whenever I can.”

On Hollywood Fashion While Filming Taxi Driver (1976)

“I’m in a hoofed top and hot pants. I was mortified. First day of shooting, they put me in the outfit and I cried. I just had to grin and bare it.”

On The 1997 Movie Contact

“That was a wonderful movie, I’m really proud of that film.”

On Spike Lee

“I’d always wanted to work with him, he’s really a hero of mine and he really makes different films to what I make, but I learnt a lot.”

On Directing Her First Feature Little Man Tate (1991)

“I’m 27 and played his mom, and directed. I was so young, I didn’t know how crazy it was to direct your own film and direct a young actor.”

On Who's Scarier — Hannibal Lecter Or Anthony Hopkins?

“If you’re in the room at the same time, none of the stuff means the same to you [watching the film back]. I was a little scared by Anthony Hopkins, he seemed very intimidating but by the end of the movie we threw our arms around each other and he said he was scared of me and I said I was scared of him.”

On Her Most Inspirational Director

“So many. I think David Fincher, I have to say, was one of the most inspiring directors I’ve ever worked with; I’ve never worked with anybody I’ve learnt so much from.”

On Her Favorite Superhero

“I have to say Iron Man because I think the first one was the perfect movie. ... But I kinda like 'Kick-Ass.'”

On Starring In A Comic Book Movie

“Sure, if it was great. I don’t know if you’ve seen 'V for Vendetta.' That was an extraordinary film.”

On Aging In Hollywood

"I have to say I don’t have issues with getting older, I like it. I’m excited about being 60 or 70 and making movies as an older actress and playing a drunk grandma no other actresses will want to play. I feel it’ll be an all-new, invigorating part of my career.”

On Her Favorite Moment While Filming Money Monster

“One of the most memorable days was the day George Clooney did all the dancing in 'Money Monster.' I laughed really hard. George will probably tell you, ‘Oh, it’s just a little thing I did, I didn’t try,’ but you just know he was at home shaking it out in the mirror. You know he was trying hard, don’t let him fool you."

Watch The Full Interview Below:

Money Monster is released on May 13.

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