Even though Jodie Foster knows that anyone who needs her to tell them she’s gay to believe it has to have the brain cells of a collard green, she finally decided to address the issue publicly in a very touching, very in-your-face speech at the 70th annual Golden Globes on Sunday.
“I hope you’re not disappointed that there won’t be a big coming out speech tonight, because I already did my coming out about a thousand years ago, back in the stone age,” Foster told a surprised, laughter-filled audience during her acceptance of the Cecille B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award.
Foster joked that she is “not Honey Boo Boo Child,” and that isn’t a travesty because her reality show would be “so boring,” then continued on about privacy being a thing of the past.
Backstage, Jodie says she’s NOT retiring. “Oh, no, I could never stop acting. You’d have to drag me behind a team of horses.” #GoldenGlobes
— Amy Kaufman (@AmyKinLA) January 14, 2013
Many news outlets thought she was retiring after putting in her 47 years (“I’m done with acting, I’m really done” seemed pretty definitive), but Foster reportedly assured Los Angeles Times reporter Amy Kaufman backstage that she could “never stop acting.”