The Golden Globes 2013 saw Jodie Foster honored with the Cecil B. DeMille award for lifetime achievement. Her acceptance speech, which doubled as a touching coming out speech, is above.
Speculation about Foster’s orientation has been around for years but, until last night, the star always insisted it was up to her whether to reveal to the public if she was gay or not.
From her incredible speech, the timing of such things is everything.
“I’m just going to put it out there, loud and proud, right? I am… single. I’m kidding. I came out a long, long time ago,” Jodie said.
She explained that all her friends and family knew she was gay, but she never saw it necessary to go public with it as well.
Foster also thanked her longtime partner and co-parent Cydney Bernard for her love and support, and noted that she would be branching out from acting.
“I’m never going to be up on this stage again. I will continue to tell stories, but from now on, I may be holding a different talking stick,” she said.
That’s not to say she’s retiring, though.
“Jodie Foster is still here, I still am, and I want to be seen to be understood, deeply and to not be so very lonely,” she said.