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Saturday August 4, 2012

SAN DIEGO -- Jodie Foster is looking to cable TV as a future site for her Oscar-winning talent, joining other big-screen stars who are finding pay TV can pay off.

The 49-year-old actress and director says she is "developing a few things" likely destined for cable, calling the format "a good outlet for what I do."

"I think I may spend some time on cable," Foster said at July’s Comic-Con, where she was promoting her next big-screen role: Starring opposite Matt Da mon in "Elysium," writer-director Neill Blomkamp’s follow-up to his hit Oscar-nominated debut, "District 9."

Foster said she intends to direct again, but hasn’t found her next project. Her directorial credits include 1991’s "Little Man Tate," 1995’s "Home for the Holidays" and last year’s "The Beaver."

"It’s a long process," she said. "Because I do make personal films, they’re hard to get off the ground, especially nowadays."

That’s why cable might be her next stop.

"I think it’s a good outlet for what I do," Foster said. "What I do are personal stories and, in some ways, usually involve family and they have equal amounts of comedy and drama, sometimes an absurdist twist, and they’re very verbal. And I like constructing complex characters and hopefully seeing this sort of tapestry of how they interact with each other over time evolve. Well, TV’s the place for that.


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