The actor recently chatted with Greta Lee for a new feature in Interview, during which the Past Lives star asked Foster what movie she thought every person needs to see: “Well, Everything Everywhere All at Once,” Foster answered, before adding: “Oh, and this is probably number one — the puppet movie Team America: World Police.”
Directed by South Park co-creator Trey Parker, 2004’s Team America follows a counterterrorist police force who must save the world from Kim Jong Il, encountering plenty of liberal Hollywood actors in the process. “A sense of humor is my touchstone, and I have a very dumb sense of humor,” Foster continued. “Sometimes with actors, even in the most dramatic circumstances, I like to laugh with them. I like to laugh about really intense things.”
Considering Everything Everywhere All at Once encapsulates themes of existentialism, nihilism, generational trauma, and more all through an absurdist lens, it’s no wonder Foster resonated with that one, too.
Foster currently stars on the latest iteration of HBO’s True Detective.