During the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards last night in Beverly Hills, actress-director Jodie Foster officially came out as a lesbian, according to a report from RadarOnline.com
Foster was on stage accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award when she made her announcement. The 50-year old Foster claims it was never a matter of being ashamed, but more so an issue of privacy.
“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 you too would value privacy above all else,” Foster stated.
Still, this wasn’t a secret to everyone, Foster revealed.
”I already did my coming out about a thousand years ago, back in the Stone Age,” she added. “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.
“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 primetime reality show,” Foster quipped. “You guys might be surprised, but I’m not Honey Boo Boo Child.”
Foster is known best for her work in “Contact”, “Panic Room”, “Maverick”, and her Academy Award-winning role in “Silence of the Lambs”.