Jodie Foster praises Brenna Harding's Black Mirror role

She's the two-time Oscar winner widely regarded as one of the world's greatest actresses.

But Jodie Foster has now heaped praise on another fellow female film star, Australian actress Brenna Harding. 

The 55-year-old Silence of The Lambs legend went behind the camera to direct the young up-and-comer in a terrifying new episode of the cult series Black Mirror.

Praise: Iconic Jodie Foster has praised up-and-coming Australian actress Brenna Harding whom she directs in a dark new episode of the hit series Black Mirror

Praise: Iconic Jodie Foster has praised up-and-coming Australian actress Brenna Harding whom she directs in a dark new episode of the hit series Black Mirror

In the episode, titled ArkAngel, 21-year-old Brenna plays Sara, a rebellious teenager who has had a computer chip fitted so her mother can monitor her movements and block anything that may trigger her.

Speaking with The Sydney Morning Herald Jodie gushed over the Australian star's ability to play the difficult part.

'We went through lots of women in casting. And Brenna had never really done an American movie before. 

'I saw a bunch of her stuff from Australia, and I think she's a really exciting actress: smart, strong, emotional and available,' Jodie explained to the publication.

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