Jodie Foster's acceptance speech for her Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award at the Golden Globes on Jan. 13 was both confusing and rambling. The speech hinted that the actress/director might be retiring and many construed it to be her “coming out” speech. According to the Detroit Free Press report on Jan. 14, Jodie Foster explained herself and her speech after the Golden Globes.
“I could never stop acting...I'm not retiring,” Jodie Foster explained. “I'd like to be directing tomorrow...People change...My work is evolving.”
“I'm guessing Jodie Foster isn't retired, based on her explanation,” Bob Manchester, from Moore, said. “She hasn't done anything that I know of in years. I thought she was off being a mom or something. I guess we'll be hearing more from her soon.”
As to announcing to the world she is gay, Jodie Foster attempted to cover that in the actual speech. Although she never actually said “I am a lesbian,” Jodie Foster's speech led everyone to believe that she is.
“I did my coming out a thousand years ago back in the stone age,” Jodie Foster stated in her speech.
Jodie Foster went on to say that she wouldn't “make the public revelation, followed by the tabloid cover and reality show.” She explained she wasn't “Honey Boo Boo child” and there wouldn't be a reality show about her life because it would “be so boring.”
“I've known for a long time that Jodie Foster is a lesbian,” Michelle Banks, from Oklahoma City, said. “I never thought about it because she's managed to live her life just outside of the spotlight. You never hear reports of drunken arrests or domestic violence about her. She does her thing and goes back behind the scene.”
The normally concise and articulate Jodie Foster summed up her speech by thanking her sons, mother and former partner, Cidney Bernard. Mel Gibson was even thanked during her acceptance speech.
“I watched her speech, but I was distracted,” Chloe Anderson, from Oklahoma City, said. “It was her dress. It looked like it was made from duct tape. Everything she said was lost to me because I kept thinking about my old suitcase I patched up with duct tape.”
Now the world is left wondering exactly what Jodie Foster meant. Her muddled words is making fans and critics curious. Based on Jodie Foster's rant about privacy during the same speech, everyone will remain wondering and curious.