Speaking at a Netflix Emmy FYSee event at Raleigh Studios on Friday night, Foster explained that while working with directors like David Fincher was the greatest film school, her style behind the camera is a markedly different approach.
Directors bounce back and forth between controlling and freedom. "I'm the fast and furious one," Foster said. I like the energy of having the actors understand that we are so prepared and we've all organized and orchestrated everything, whether it's the camera moves or the visuals as much as possible. We all know ahead of time what we're going to do because I want them to feel like they're firing. They do two takes and they move on to the next thing. It gives the acting a different energy, because they can't second-guess themselves."