Jodie Foster shocked everyone at the Golden Globes last night during her
acceptance speech for the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award.
Jodie gave a very serious and sometimes funny speech in which she came out as gay and hinted that she was retiring from acting. (Backstage she walked back
the retirement talk, saying that she loves acting and directing.) She said that she actually came out long ago, but things were different then. She discussed her love for privacy and how now celebrities are expected to share everything. She also discussed her love for her two sons and her ailing mother. She looked amazing in a gorgeous navy blue and silver beaded gown by her
favorite designer, Giorgio Armani.
Jodie said, "So while Iím here being all confessional, I guess I have a sudden urge to say something that Iíve never really been able to air in public. So, a declaration that Iím a little nervous about but maybe not quite as nervous as my publicist right now, huh Jennifer? But Iím just going to put it out there, right? Loud and proud, right? So Iím going to need your support on this.
"I am single. Yes I am, I am single. No, I'm kidding ó but I mean I'm not really kidding, but Iím kind of kidding. I mean, thank you for the enthusiasm. Can I get a wolf whistle or something? [Audio is silent for seven seconds] Ö be a big coming-out speech tonight because I already did my coming out about a thousand years ago back in the Stone Age, in those very quaint days when a fragile young girl would open up to trusted friends and family and co-workers and then gradually, proudly to everyone who knew her, to everyone she actually met. But now I'm told, apparently that every celebrity is expected to honor the details of their private life with a press conference, a fragrance and a prime-time reality show.
"You know, you guys might be surprised, but I am not Honey Boo Boo Child. No, I'm sorry, that's just not me. It never was and it never will be. Please donít cry because my reality show would be so boring."
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