Some fans speculated that Jodie was retiring after her touching and inspiration Golden Globes Lifetime Achievement Award speech, but the actress insists, ‘I could never stop acting,’ and on her sexual preference, ‘my speech kind of speaks for itself.’ So brave!
Jodie Foster has been acting for 47 years, since she was three years old, so she completely deserved the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award she received at the Jan. 13 Golden Globe Awards. In her acceptance speech, she spoke poignantly on privacy and her personal life. See what she said backstage after the show below!
Jodie spoke triumphantly on stage: “A big coming out speech tonight. I already did my coming out about a thousand years ago in the stone age. Back in the 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. But now apparently every celebrity is expected to expose the details of their private life with a press conference, a fragrance and a reality show.”
Jodie Foster Elaborates On Her Speech Backstage
At the post-show press conference, Jodie spoke more about her speech.
“I could never stop acting. You’d have to drag me behind, like, a team of horses. No, I’m not retiring from acting. And, you know, I’d like to be directing tomorrow. I’m actually more into it than I have ever been.”
Jodie explained that her speech was to prove that point “that people change. Change is important. And, you know, hopefully I’ll be doing different things than I did when I was three years old and six years old and ten years old and 20 years old. My work is evolving.”
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On her talking about her sexual orientation, “The speech kind of speaks for itself. It’s a big, long career, and it’s not just a career; it’s friendships and relationships. I feel like I am graduating from something and it’s a big moment, and I wanted to say, you know, what’s most in my heart,” adding, “It’s an expression of who I am and what I’m thinking and feeling.”
She also spoke as an mentor to some of the younger stars that are currently thriving in Hollywood. “I think it’s important that when people are struggling, that you not run away from them if you love them. Kristen, I mean, I look at the room tonight, you know, Kristen Stewart and Claire Danes, Jennifer Lawrence, all these young women that I worked with who basically were child actors like I was a child actor, and then I feel very protective of them, because even though I think I have managed to get through the process relatively sanely, I had my scars, and I hope to be in some ways a member of their family that’s out there protecting them.”
Jodie insists her speech was not a nod to her retirement: “You know, from the time I was little, my mom prepared me for the fact that my career would be over by the time I was 18. I am very surprised that I ended up doing the same job that I did from the time I was three!”
Are you happy Jodie was so honest in her acceptance speech, HollywoodLifers?
— Dory Larrabee
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