CATEGORIES Movie NewsWhen Robert Downey Jr. presented his friend, actress Jodie Foster, with this year's Cecil B. Demile award at the Golden Globes, most viewers were likely expecting a normal acceptance speech from the 50-year-old star. My how very wrong we were. In a speech that touched on everything from personal privacy to retirement to Honey Boo Boo, Foster managed to upstage the entire ceremony. However, the comments that really raised eyebrows were the rumors regarding her sexuality. (Some sites are calling it a "casual coming out.")
"While I'm here being all confessional, I just have the sudden urge to say something I've never been able to say in public. A declaration that I'm a little nervous about. Not quite as nervous as my publicist, huh, Jennifer? But uh, you know, I'm just going to put it out there. Loud and proud. I'm going to need your support. I am -- single," she said. "I'm kidding."
Foster later added that "I already did my coming out about a thousand years ago, back in the stone age. 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."
Either way, it's best to just watch the speech in full and experience it yourself (you can watch it here). To say it's interesting would be a vast understatement. (If you check out our posts on Facebook and Twitter regarding the speech, it's clear people had very strong opinons of it.)