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The Spice Girls reunion is cancelled again

The Spice Girls reunion is cancelled again, according to reports.

The famous female group had been teasing a hotly anticipated reunion but it now appears to be off.

Reports have surfaced that Victoria Beckham cannot come to an agreement about touring.

And this has led to rifts between Posh, Mel C, Mel B, Geri Horner and Emma Bunton.

Her fellow band members are frustrated by Posh’s stance that could lead them to missing out on a $40 million windfall.

While she has always insisted that she would never tour with the band again, the girls thought their original manager Simon Fuller would convince her, an insider revealed.

But with no agreement having been reached the other band members have been left in ‘disarray’ following ‘heated debates between the girls and Victoria.’

And these meetings have failed to reach any deal about finalizing their reunion tour.

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Mindy Kaling: White male critics are being ‘unfair’ to ‘Ocean’s 8’

“Ocean’s 8” star Mindy Kaling is making waves about white male movie critics — saying they’ve been “unfair” to the all-female-star reboot of the “Ocean’s” heist-movie franchise.

“If I had to base my career on what white men wanted, I would be very unsuccessful,” Kaling told Yahoo News. “There is obviously an audience out there who want to watch things like [‘Oceans 8’] which I work on.’’

Co-star Cate Blanchett agreed, blaming the media for not getting it right.

“The conversation has to change and the media has a huge responsibility,” Blanchett said.

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Blues Brothers Guitarist Matt ‘Guitar’ Murphy Dead at 88

Matt “Guitar” Murphy, guitarist for the Blues Brothers and noted sideman for blues legends like Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters and Memphis Slim, died Friday at the age of 88.

Murphy’s death was first announced in by his nephew Floyd Murphy Jr, who performed alongside his uncle. “He was a strong man that lived a long long fruitful life that poured his heart out in every guitar solo he took,” Floyd Jr. wrote of Matt Murphy in a Facebook post (via Deadline). No cause of death was provided. In 2002, Murphy suffered a stroke that forced the guitarist into semi-retirement.

A veteran of the legendary Chicago blues scene of the Forties and Fifties, Murphy worked alongside artists ranging from Ike Turner (as members of Junior Parker’s Blue Flames) and Etta James to blues musicians like James Cotton, Willie Dixon and Sonny Boy Williamson.

Murphy is best remembered as the indispensable guitarist in the 1980 comedy classic The Blues Brothers; in the film, soul food chef Murphy and his waitress wife Aretha Franklin have a disagreement about him reuniting with the Blues Brothers, resulting in Franklin’s iconic “Think” performance.

Murphy, who Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi recruited after witnessing the guitarist at work in a New York club in 1978, played on the Blues Brothers’ 1978 album Briefcase Full of Blues, the 1980 film’s soundtrack and 1982’s Made in America. In 1998, Murphy reprised his role in Blues Brothers 2000 and its soundtrack.

Between his stints with the Blues Brothers, Murphy served as bandleader of his own project, releasing albums like 1990’s Way Down South and 2000’s Lucky Charm.

“RIP Matt “Guitar” Murphy, one of those play-all-night guys that rock ‘n’ roll is made of,” This Is Spinal Tap actor Michael McKean tweeted.

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Incredibles 2 smashes animation record with $180 million opening

Incredibles 2 is living up to its name at the box office.

Pixar’s spirited sequel about a family of superheroes is on track to earn an estimated $180 million from 4,410 theaters in the U.S. and Canada during its opening weekend, easily topping the box office and scoring the biggest domestic debut ever for an animated movie, not adjusted for inflation. The previous record holder was Pixar’s Finding Dory, which bowed to $135.1 million in 2016.

Incredibles 2 also marks the eighth-best domestic opening all time for any film (animated or otherwise, not adjusted for inflation), and the third-best opening of 2018, behind Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War ($257.7 million) and Black Panther ($202 million). As the parent company of both Pixar and Marvel, Disney is thus continuing its recent box office dominance.

Overseas, Incredibles 2 will add about $51.5 million this weekend from 25 territories (roughly a quarter of the international market).

Once again written and directed by Brad Bird, Incredibles 2 arrives 14 years after The Incredibles (which opened to $70.5 million in November 2004) and picks up right where the original film left off, with the Parr family (voiced by Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, and newcomer Huck Milner) fighting to save the day and restore the public’s trust in superheroes. Reviews for the sequel have been almost unanimously positive (if not always effusive), and audiences gave it an A-plus CinemaScore.

Taking second place this weekend is Warner Bros’. gender-flipped heist movie Ocean’s 8, with about $19.6 million. That represents a decline of about 53 percent from last week’s chart-topping debut and brings the film’s domestic total to about $79.2 million.

Arriving in third place, Warner Bros. and New Line’s R-rated comedy Tag will earn about $14.6 million from 3,382 locations, in line with expectations.

Based on a true story, the film stars Ed Helms, Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner, Jake Johnson, and Hannibal Buress as five adult friends who have been playing the same game of tag for three decades. Tag garnered mixed reviews and a B-plus CinemaScore.

This week’s other new wide release, Superfly, Sony’s remake of the 1972 blaxploitation movie, opened Wednesday and is poised to earn about $8.4 million through Sunday, with $6.3 million coming from the weekend — below industry projections, and good for seventh place. Reviews were mixed, and moviegoers gave it a B-plus CinemaScore.

According to ComScore, overall box office is up 5.9 percent year-to-date. Check out the June 15-17 figures below.

1. Incredibles 2 — $180 million
2. Ocean’s 8 — $19.6 million
3. Tag — $14.6 million
4. Solo: A Star Wars Story — $9.1 million
5. Deadpool 2 — $8.8 million
6. Hereditary — $7 million
7. Superfly — $6.3 million
8. Avengers: Infinity War — $5.3 million
9. Adrift — $2.1 million
10. Book Club — $1.9 million

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Ewan McGregor to Star in New ‘Shining’ Movie ‘Doctor Sleep’

Ewan McGregor will star as Danny Torrance in Warner Bros.’ adaptation of the Stephen King novel “Doctor Sleep,” the sequel to horror classic “The Shining.”

Sources say King has given his blessing to McGregor’s casting.

Mike Flanagan, who helmed Netflix’s adaptation of the King novella “Gerald’s Game,” is directing. Flanagan’s producing partner, Trevor Macy, will produce along with Vertigo Entertainment’s Jon Berg.

Warner Bros. had been developing this film, as well as “The Shining” prequel “Overlook Hotel,” for years, but the studio struggled to secure a budget for either film. Following the success of New Line’s “It,” every studio with any sort of King IP under its roof has fast-tracked each property into pre-production.

“Doctor Sleep” begins as Torrance carries the trauma of the Overlook Hotel into adulthood. He’s become a reflection of his murderous father, with lingering rage and a drinking problem that dulls his pain as well as his “shining” powers. Those powers return when he embraces sobriety and uses his gift to help the dying at a hospice. He establishes a psychic connection with a young girl who shares his extreme abilities, and who is being targeted by a group with similar abilities. They’ve found that their powers grow if they inhale the “steam” that comes off others with the power to shine, when they are suffering painful deaths.

Stanley Kubrick directed the original adaptation of “The Shining,” starring Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall. Danny Lloyd played a young Danny Torrance. At the time, the film was considered a box office disappointment, earning $44 million on a $19 million budget. Now, however, it is thought to be one of the great horror classics and has a built-in fan base ready for a sequel.

McGregor can next be seen in Disney’s “Winnie the Pooh” adaptation “Christopher Robin.” He is repped by UTA.

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‘Incredibles 2’ Poised To Squash ‘Dory’s $135M All-Time Opening Record For Animated Pic

After the summer box office ratcheted down following the $125.5M opening of Fox’s Deadpool 2, Disney is looking to make up for any shortfall created by its Memorial Day weekend fumble Solo: A Star Wars Story with the release of Pixar’s Incredibles 2, which is eyeing between $135M-$150M this weekend at 4,400 theaters.

Some tracking services have the sequel around $125M, but the confidence out there from rivals is that Incredibles 2 could feasibly beat Finding Dory‘s $135M opening, which is by all accounts, the current domestic record for an animated pic’s opening.

With ComScore counting summer’s start as of the first weekend in May, we currently count $1.24 billion season to date, which is even with the same period last year, which turned out to be one of the worst summers in 11 years with $3.97B. In regards to marquee big-budget animation competition from a rival such as Illumination, Incredibles 2 has zero competition so look for its legs to be huge. Finding Dory turned around a 3.6x multiple for $486.2M stateside, while Toy Story 3 with a $110M start did a 3.76x for $415M.

Like Dory, Incredibles 2 has an enormous amount of legacy goodwill from fans, and its second installment has been 14 years in the waiting. It’s another execution by Pixar in mining news fans, and pulling in die hards in a family play that ranges from ages 2 to 80. Incredibles is one of those Pixar brands that appeals to not just kids, but to adults’ sophisticated sense of humor and sensibilities, unlike Cars which largely plays younger. Rotten Tomatoes for Incredibles 2 is currently at 97% fresh.

The first Incredibles launched during the first weekend of November in 2004, minting $70.5M and making a household name out of director Brad Bird, and composer Michael Giacchino. Pic ended its run at $261.4M domestic, $633M worldwide.

Incredibles 2‘s theater count is comprised of 400 Imax screens, 650+ Premium Large Format screens, 3,000+ 3D locations, and 210 D-Box screens. A special double feature of The Incredibles and Incredibles 2 will play exclusively in Imax starting tomorrow starting at 6pm, with regular previews beginning Thursday at 5pm. The Pixar short film Bao, directed by Domee Shi, is playing in front of Incredibles 2.

Despite the kung-fu grip that Incredibles 2 will have on the marketplace this weekend, other studios have dared to appeal to other demos, specifically Sony which is going after African American audiences with its reboot of Director X’s Superfly and New Line/Warner Bros. with their R-rated guy comedy Tag.

Tag, which is based on Russell Adams’ Wall Street Journal story about a group of grown men who still engage in a game of ‘You’re It’ is expected to file in the $12M-$16M range. Pic stars Jeremy Renner, Ed Helms, Jon Hamm, Jake Johnson, and Isla Fisher and reps the feature directorial debut of Jeff Tomsic whose credits include directing and being an EP on the Comedy Central series Idiotsitter. Tag will preview in over 2,900 locations on Thursday at 7PM and expand to 3,382 theaters on Friday. New Line budgets their comedies in the upper $20M range before P&A. Rotten Tomatoes hasn’t revealed their score yet.

Sony is getting a leg up on their Silver Pictures release Superfly tomorrow sans previews tonight. They claim it cost a reported $16M before P&A. Tracking has a $7M-$12M five-day opening spread on this pic which could file in the upper part of that range. Rotten Tomatoes at 67% is better than Sony’s previous African American feature Proud Mary which received a 28% Rotten score. There was an unprecedented turnaround for Superfly which began production in mid-January. The movie is grounded in music, and Atlanta serves as a character in the film as the iconic cultural center for black entertainment. Future produced and wrote the original songs for this pic. In Superfly, career criminal Youngblood Priest wants out of the Atlanta drug scene, but as he ramps up sales, one little slip up threatens to bring the whole operation down before he can make his exit. Pic stars Trevor Jackson, Jason Mitchell, Michael Kenneth Williams, Lex Scott Davis, and Jennifer Morrison and was written by Alex Tse.

Warner Bros./Village Roadshow’s Ocean’s 8 should ease 40-45% from its $41.6M opening for $23M-$25M. In the last four days, the Gary Ross all femme ensemble has grossed $46M and should see a pop today from discount Tuesday and older audiences.

A24’s Hereditary, which repped the NY-based distributor’s biggest opener with $13.6M, is forecasted to decline an estimated 55% with $6.1M. Pic counts $15.2M through four days.

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First ‘Bond girl’ Eunice Gayson dead at 90

The first “Bond girl” has died at age 90, James Bond producers confirmed.

English actress Eunice Gayson — who played Sylvia Trench alongside Sean Connery in 007’s 1962 debut, “Dr. No,” passed away Friday.

The news was posted on Gayson’s Twitter account Saturday morning.

“We are very sad to learn that our dear Eunice passed away on June 8th,” the tweet reads above a photo of Gayson in a purple blouse. “An amazing lady who left a lasting impression on everyone she met. She will be very much missed.”

The cause of her death remains unknown.

In the famous spy film franchise, a stunning brunette-haired Gayson was on screen when Connery first delivered Bond’s infamous catchphrase: “Bond, James Bond.”

Gayson also starred as Trench in the series’ second film, “From Russia with Love” in 1963.

A total of 25 James Bond movies have been made over the last 55 years.

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’Ocean’s 8’ opens with $41.5M to top weekend

NEW YORK — “Ocean’s 8,” the female-fronted overhaul of the starry heist franchise, opened with an estimated $41.5 million at the box office, taking the weekend’s top spot from the fast-falling “Solo: A Star Wars Story.”

At a lower price point and in less fanboy-guarded franchise, “Ocean’s 8” — despite ho-hum reviews — found nothing like the stormy reception than the female-led “Ghostbusters” reboot did on the same weekend two years ago.

Made for approximately $70 million, “Ocean’s 8” and its cast featuring Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett and Anne Hathaway, set an opening-weekend best for the franchise, not accounting for inflation. The three previous “Ocean’s” films — starring Brad Pitt, George Clooney and Matt Damon, and based on the 1960 original “Ocean’s 11,” with Frank Sinatra — all debuted with between $36-39 million in the last decade.

“Ocean’s 8,” also starring Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, Rihanna and Helena Bonham Carter, drew a largely female audience — 69 per cent — for a result that slightly surpassed expectations.

“We thought we’d come in in the $35-40 (million) range,” said Warner Bros. distribution chief Jeff Goldstein. “Number one, it’s fun. Number two, it hits an underserved audience. Unfortunately, there is just a lack of stories that are aimed right at women.”

Yet the weekend’s three new wide releases were all female fronted.

The horror thriller “Hereditary,” starring Toni Collette, debuted with $13 million, setting a new company record for A24, the indie distributor behind releases like “The Witch” and “Moonlight.” The feature-film directing debut of Ari Aster, “Hereditary” has received rave reviews and been hailed as the year’s scariest movie since its debut at the Sundance Film Festival. Either from disappointment or simply because they were stunned from fear, audiences gave “Hereditary” — about a family cursed after the death of its matriarch — a D-plus CinemaScore.

Less successful was “Hotel Artemis,” starring Jodie Foster. The Global Road release, also starring Sterling K. Brown, Dave Bautista and Charlie Day, flopped with $3.2 million in 2,407 theatres. Set in a near-future Los Angeles, “Hotel Artemis” is about a members-only hospital for criminals.

Coming between more massive blockbusters like the recent “Solo” and the upcoming “Incredibles 2” and “Jurassic World,” the weekend was down about 20 per cent from last year, according to comScore, when “Wonder Woman” was setting box-office records. But some of the story was still the same.

“There’s a lot of women-powered revenue at the box office in the heat of the summer season,” said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for comScore. “Films featuring female leads are killing it at the box office, but that’s been going on for quite a while.”

One of the early summer’s more breakout hits has been the Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg documentary “RBG,” which has made $9.1 million in six weeks of release through Sunday.

Opening this weekend was another documentary that may prove a similar sensation: the Fred Rogers documentary “Won’t You Be My Neighbour.” The Focus Features release grossed $470,000 in 29 theatres for a per-theatre average of about $16,000. The film, 99 per cent fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, has been acclaimed for its portrait of the man behind “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.” Focus said two thirds of the documentary’s audience was under the age of 45.

Meanwhile, the troubled “Solo” slid to second place with $15.2 million on its third weekend. It has now grossed $176.1 million, well off its expected pace.

“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” began its international rollout in 48 overseas markets with an estimated $151.1 million, said Universal Pictures. That’s a predictably strong start for a film expected to be one of the biggest of the summer. It opens Friday in China, and on June 22 in North America.

Initial reviews, which came out this week, were mixed for J.A. Bayona’s sequel. But critics were also less thrilled with 2015’s “Jurassic World,” which grossed more than $1.6 billion worldwide.

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theatres, according to comScore. Where available, the latest international numbers for Friday through Sunday are also included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.

1. “Ocean’s 8,” $41.5 million ($12.2 million international).
2. “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” $15.2 million.
3. “Deadpool 2,” $13.7 million ($18.5 million international).
4. “Hereditary,” $13 million ($3.5 million international).
5. “Avengers: Infinity War,” $6.8 million ($10.9 million international).
6. “Adrift,” $5.1 million.
7. “Book Club,” $4.2 million.
8. “Hotel Artemis,” $3.2 million.
9. “Upgrade,” $2.2 million.
10. “Life of the Party,” $2.1 million.

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Celebrity chef, author Anthony Bourdain dead at 61

Anthony Bourdain, the celebrity chef who took foodies around the world as part of his travelogue programs, has died at age 61, CNN said Friday.

Bourdain, who had been working on his CNN series on culinary traditions, was found unresponsive Friday morning by friend and chef Eric Ripert in the French city of Haut-Rhin. CNN called his death a suicide.

Bourdain’s popular show Parts Unknown airs on the network.

The New York chef previously hosted shows and documentaries on The Food Network and Travel Channel.

“His love of great adventure, new friends, fine food and drink and the remarkable stories of the world made him a unique storyteller,” CNN said in a statement on Friday.

“His talents never ceased to amaze us and we will miss him very much. Our thoughts and prayers are with his daughter and family at this incredibly difficult time.”

Parts Unknown took Bourdain around the globe. At each stop, he would delve into the regional culture and sample the cuisine, typically led by local experts. Last fall, he was spotted in Newfoundland and Labrador and the nearby French islands of St-Pierre-Miquelon.

“I have the best job in the world,” Bourdain said in 2017.

He said in a 2017 interview that his job came at a personal cost to family life. Bourdain separated from his second wife (mixed martial arts fighter Ottavia Busia) in 2016 and said he missed their daughter Ariane, who is 11, while on the road.

“I travel 250 days a year. How normal could I ever hope to be?”

He had recently been dating Italian actor-filmmaker Asia Argento, one of the prominent accusers of film producer Harvey Weinstein.

Born in New York, but raised in Leonia, N.J., Bourdain had attributed his love of food to his first oyster: eaten on a fisherman’s boat during a family vacation to France, from where his paternal grandparents had emigrated.

Though he dropped out of Vassar College, working in kitchens eventually led him to the Culinary Institute of America, from which he graduated in 1978.

He rose through the New York restaurant ranks, eventually landing as executive chef at the famed Brasserie Les Halles in 1998.

He began to gain wider public attention with the release of his blockbuster 2000 book Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly, which grew out of a write-up he had submitted to The New Yorker the year before.

A string of bestsellers followed, including A Cook’s Tour: In Search of the Perfect Meal, The Nasty Bits, and Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People who Cook.

Bourdain was honest in retelling his life story, including his struggles with heroin addiction.

As he branched out into television opportunities, with series such as A Cook’s Tour and No Reservations, he became known for his acerbic style, admitting he had honed a role as a “provocateur.”

But he took the intersection of food, culture and politics seriously, preferring to visit local markets and food stalls rather than high-end restaurants.

“Tony was approachable to anybody, would speak to everybody, he would drink with everybody,” friend David McMillan, the Montreal chef and co-owner of Joe Beef, told CBC Radio’s qon Friday.

“It was a beautiful thing to see. It was very human.”

Indeed, in an interview with CBC’s On The Money in 2016, Bourdain said he was “dismayed” at a recent tide of xenophobia and anti-migrant sentiment in the world.

“If you travel as long as I have and as much as I have, and you meet as many people and spend time with them, in countries that we’re supposed to hate and who are supposed to hate us, when you see how mostly similar people are, particularly when sitting around a table, it makes it very, very hard [to see],” he said.

Despite being one of the world’s most famous foodies, Bourdain continued to marvel at his success.

In the latest preface for his breakout memoir Kitchen Confidential, he wrote that he never intended it to “rip the lid off the restaurant business,” but rather to write a book for his colleagues in his own voice. He never thought his book would have appeal beyond professional kitchens.

“What I set out to do was write a book that my fellow cooks would find entertaining and true,” he wrote.

True to his character, he then offered self-deprecating commentary about contributing to what has become North America’s obsession with and veneration of top chefs and restaurateurs.

“The new celebrity chef culture is a remarkable and admittedly annoying phenomenon. While it’s been nothing but good for business — and for me personally — many of us in the life can’t help snickering about it,” he wrote.

“Of all the professions, after all, few people are less suited to be suddenly thrown into the public eye than chefs.”

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If you’re worried someone you know may be at risk of suicide, you should talk to them about it, says the Canadian Association of Suicide Prevention.

Here are some warning signs:

Suicidal thoughts.
Substance abuse.
Purposelessness.
Anxiety.
Feeling trapped.
Hopelessness and helplessness.
Withdrawal.
Anger.
Recklessness.
Mood changes.

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Jodie Foster: At 55, ‘I can do what I want’

Jodie Foster, one of the most famous actresses in the world, is having a quiet night in.

“I’m at my house with my feet up,” the star, who’s been recovering from surgery after a February skiing accident, tells The Post.

The relaxed vibe is a relief for the intensely private actress, who normally does back-to-back phone interviews from desks in LA hotel rooms when she’s promoting movies. This time, she’s on her own couch.

“They were like, ‘You can do your phoners at home.’ And I was like, ‘What?! It’s a brand-new world!’”

Foster, 55, is all about being unrestricted at this point in her life. The Oscar winner, who stars in the new film “Hotel Artemis,” out Friday, says she has finally been able to choose her own adventure. Now, she only takes the parts she wants — calling herself “picky” — and has spent the last several years focusing on another passion: directing.

“I wanted to re-balance my work,” Foster. “You kind of have to choose, because they’re [each] really 150-percent careers.”

The actress is back in front of the cameras with “Hotel Artemis,” which comes after a five-year break from performing. Her last role was in “Elysium,” and like that 2013 flick, which co-starred Matt Damon, “Artemis” has many elements of science fiction — a genre Foster has grown fond of since starring in “Contact” in 1997.

“I love how predictive sci-fi is and has been,” she says. “I remember going to see … ‘The Matrix,’ and being like, ‘What?! A movie where a guy has an avatar and he’s actually on his couch and has no muscles? What?!’ And I’ve realized it’s just so predictive of where we’re headed.”

In “Hotel Artemis,” which also features Jeff Goldblum and Sterling K. Brown, she tackles the role of the Nurse, an eccentric who stitches up dangerous international criminals at a hotel in a dystopian LA.

The Nurse is far from Foster’s usual fare. For one, the character is 70 years old. She also has none of the actress’ signature confident swagger. The Nurse is a shut-in who shuffles through hallways, head down, and mutters with a Brooklyn accent, even though she lives in California. “Nobody in LA is from LA,” Foster says.

“I really wanted a transformation,” she adds. “That’s something that I’ve wanted to do for a long time.”

But while she was busy making herself totally unrecognizable, her co-star Goldblum was Jeffing it up.

“There’s nobody like him,” Foster says of working with the zany actor. “He’s always Jeff Goldblum no matter what he’s in. It doesn’t matter if he’s playing an 18th-century prince. It doesn’t make any difference. He’s always Jeff Goldblum!”

Foster has worked with countless other stars — among them Kate Winslet, Uma Thurman and Anthony Hopkins — over the course of her long career. As a 3-year-old in LA, she began working as a model in TV commercials because showbiz was in the family. Her mother, Evelyn, was a small-time actress. Her dad, Lucius, from whom she’s now estranged, was a lieutenant colonel in the military. But she never thought an ad for Coppertone would snowball into a full-blown Hollywood career.

“If I had a choice, I probably would’ve ended up being a lawyer,” says Foster, who married photographer Alexandra Hedison in 2014 and has two children, ages 17 and 20. Acting, she says, “is not my personality.”

Nevertheless, she went on to star in some of Hollywood’s most acclaimed films, including “Taxi Driver,” “The Accused” and “The Silence of the Lambs,” winning Oscars for the latter two. During her five-decades-long career, she’s seen the industry make huge changes. Many were for the better, such as the inclusion of more women in producing, writing and directing roles.

“When I was first starting, there were no women,” she says. “It was just me and the lady who played my mom. And sometimes a script supervisor or makeup artist.

“I think it got a lot healthier, and it felt better for everybody when women came into the picture.”

But, she adds, the business of filmmaking has lost its soul. Foster feels that big-budget superhero movies have cannibalized the kind of character-driven films she dazzled audiences with during the ’80s and ’90s.

“I’d like there to be more movies out there that people will go see on an opening weekend that are real stories about real people that don’t feel manufactured in order to get as many asses in seats as possible,” she says. “[Studios] have taken that bet and said, ‘We’re gonna be all in on movies that cost $200 million plus. Damn it, we’re gonna put it on 4,000 screens, and we’re gonna get as many people that first weekend as we can, and we’re gonna sell as much Coca-Cola as possible.’ ”

Nowadays, the best stuff, the actress insists, can be found at art houses or on television. She’s dived head-first into TV, directing episodes of “House of Cards,” “Orange Is the New Black” and, most recently, “Black Mirror” for Netflix. Foster seems to be content working more than ever.

“I feel a kind of freedom now as an actress that I haven’t had in my career,” she says. “I’m 55. I can do what I want. So, if I feel like doing a tiny little part in a little indie movie with a first-time guy that’s shot on his iPhone in his apartment, I can do that.”