Jodie Foster still dreams of the simple life as a coffee shop assistant because she fears she has missed out on too much.
While many people dream of fame and fortune, The Silence Of The Lambs star dreams of life at a ski lodge Starbucks.
The 45-year-old star tells U.S. publication Parade, "Sometimes I think, ‘What the hell are you doing? What’s the value of all this?’ "I have fantasies about the things I might have done. I wish I’d been a ski bum or maybe had a job at a Starbucks in a ski place."
And the actress still has nightmares about her lonely childhood as a movie star: "Being a child prodigy is inherently lonely… You’re different from other kids. No one else can understand.
"There’s a longing to connect, a craving to say, ‘Here is the deepest part of me, the part that people don’t see.’"
But Foster refuses to claim her childhood was anything but normal - it was normal to her: "People ask me if I missed anything by not having a normal childhood and the truth is, if I’d been an ambassador’s daughter or grown up on a farm in Missouri, I wouldn’t have had a normal childhood either. I had the only childhood I knew."