Jodie Foster Uses Globe Stage To Publicize Her Private Life

Category: Society / Jan 14, 2013 10:20AM EDT
Jodie Foster spoke emotionally at the Golden Globes on Sunday (January 13), making hinted references to her sexuality. Foster is notoriously tight lipped about her private life but at the awards show, after being honored with the Lifetime Achievement award, she spoke a little about her life outside of the movies. "I just have the sudden urge to say something I've never been able to say in public. A declaration that I'm a little nervous about. Not quite as nervous as my publicist right now, huh, Jennifer? But uh, you know, I'm just going to put it out there. Loud and proud. I'm going to need your support on this. I am ... single. Yes I am. I am single. I'm kidding, no I'm not really kidding. Thank you for the enthusiasm. Can I get a wolf whistle? Seriously, I hope you're not disappointed that there won't be a big coming out speech tonight. 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, coworkers and then gradually, proudly, to everyone who knew her. To everyone she actually met. But now, apparently I'm told 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 guys might be surprised, but I'm not Honey Boo Boo child. No I'm sorry. That's just not me, it never was and it never will be. Please don't cry because my reality show would be so boring. I would have to make out with Marion Cotilliard and spank Daniel Craig’s bottom, you know, just to stay on the air. Not bad work if you can get it, though. If you had been a public figure since the time you were a toddler, if you had to fight for a life that felt real and honest and normal against all odds, then maybe the you too would value privacy above all else. Someday, in the future, people will look back and remember how beautiful it once was. I have given everything up there since I was three years old. That's reality show enough, don't you think."