Jodie Foster was recently labelled ‘old fashioned’ after likened superhero movies to fracking.
And now, the iconic actress has labelled technology a ‘monster’ after directing a disturbing new episode of the dystopic series Black Mirror.
Speaking with The Daily Telegraph, the 55-year-old says ‘Our technology is just doing what we asked it to do. We created it; we created this monster to do what we asked it to do.’
‘We created this monster’: Speaking with The Daily Telegraph, Jodie Foster spoke about technology, a subject she explores as the director of a chilling new episode of Black Mirror
The Black Mirror episode which Jodie directed, titled ArkAngel, explores ideas about parenting in a society increasingly reliant on technology.
ArkAngel’s storyline revolves around Sara, a rebellious teenager who has had a computer chip fitted into her brain so her mother can monitor her movements and block anything that may trigger her.
But while the episode is set in an unspecified time period, there’s chilling parallels to today’s technology-saturated society.
ArkAngel: A scene from Jodie’s episode of Black Mirror, which sees a young girl have a computer chip inserted into her brain so her mother can monitor her movements
‘The heightened fear and the heightened need for control, those two things are becoming more and more prevalent in our culture,’ Jodie told the publication.
She further argued: ‘The more fears that we’re exposed to, the more fears that we’re handling every single day, [which] asks us to exert more and more control over our lives and I think that’s the progression of culture’.
The two-time Oscar winner is no doubt has her own personal experiences in regards to parenting and technology, as she is a proud mum to sons Charlie, 19, and Kit, 16.
‘The heightened fear and the heightened need for control those two things are becoming more and more prevalent in our culture’: Jodie Foster using technology in her 1997 film Contact
Mother-of-two: Jodie is proud parent to teenage sons Charlie and Kit (pictured in Sydney in 2016)
Fiercely private Jodie has recently hit headlines after weighing in on recent topics in the media.
Earlier this month, The Silence of The Lambs legend compared expensive superhero movies to fracking, telling Radio Times: ‘Studios making bad content in order to appeal to the masses and shareholders is like fracking — you get the best return right now but you wreck the earth.’
Hitting back against Jodie’s claims, Guardians of The Galaxy director James Gunn described the actress as ‘old-fashioned’ for her views.
Speaking out: Jodie recently attracted attention for expressing her thoughts on superhero movies