At the Golden Globe Awards 2013, Jodie Foster turned heads with her surprisingly honest and intimate speech that seemed to imply that she was coming out of the closet without explicitly having to declare “I’m gay” to million of viewers.
Introduced by Robert Downey Jr, Jodie Foster accepted the Cecil B. Demille Award for lifetime achievement and immediately declared, “I’m 50!” with zest and glee.
That’s when Jodie Foster’s speech turned a bit, becoming a mix of both comedy and nervous energy.
"I'm here being all confessional, and I just have a sudden urge to say something that I've never really been able to air in public, a declaration that I'm a little nervous about, maybe not as nervous as my publicist right now," Foster said. "But I'm just going to put it out there, loud and proud, right? So I'm going to need your support on this. I am... single."
Using the stage to jokingly reveal that she may announce that she’s gay, Jodie then seemed to actually use the stage to do exactly that…without doing exactly that.
"There won't be a big coming-out speech tonight, because I already did my coming out about a thousand years ago in the Stone Age, in those very quaint days, when a fragile young girl would open up to trusted friends and family and co-workers and then gradually, proudly to everyone who knew her to everyone she actually met," she said. "But now apparently, I'm told that every celebrity is expected to honor the details of their life with a press conference, a fragrance, and a prime time reality show. You guys might be surprised, but I am not Honey Boo Boo Child. I'm sorry. That's just not me, it never was, and it never will be, but please don't cry because my reality show would be so boring."
The Golden Globes Awards were co-hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.