Mrs. Carter: Did Jodie Foster come out during her Golden Globes speech?
It was not that long ago that Ricky Gervais first skewered the actress’ long-rumored sexuality during the awards show (while also talking about “The Beaver” and Mel Gibson), but during the Cecile B. DeMille Award acceptance speech on Sunday night, she more or less confirmed the rumors were true by talking about her love life (and former love Cydney Bernard) without ever saying anything emphatically. In many ways, this was a way to come out similar to what “White Collar” star Matt Bomer did at a recent awards show of his own: he talked about having loves in his life, but he never felt the need to say “I’m gay” in front of everyone.
What was most fascinating about Foster’s speech (which for some reason was cut off at times by NBC) was not her declaration so much as her explanation as to why she decided to never really reveal her personal life to the public: because it’s personal, and years down the line when her career is being remembered, she feels that this will be much more appreciated than constantly blabbing on about every detail. She also explained that she was never one to make her life into a sideshow or reality TV program, which led to the first and only occasion on the Globes in which “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” was name-checked. She also said that she always out in her own way, so never found a reason to make a public declaration.
The speech as a whole was rather far-reaching, as she covered a wide range of topics including her film work, how she often preferred her memories with the crew than with fellow actors, and also how Robert Downey Jr. (who presented the award to her) inspired her to keep working during times in which she wanted to give up.
What did you think about Foster’s speech? Be sure to also check out some of the winners from the show here.
Update: You can now watch the video below.