5Quotables: Jodie Foster Comes Out of the Closet at the Golden Globes, But Maybe She’s Just Retiring (She’s Not)
I’m just gonna put it out there, loud and proud, right? So, um, I may need your support on this. I am single. Yes I am. I am single. I already did my coming out about a thousand years ago, back in the stone age, and now what.
—Jodie Foster on being single and coming out during her Lifetime Achievement Award acceptance at last night’s Golden Globe Awards.
While it’s not all that surprising if Jodie is gay, because there’s kind of been speculation about all that business ever since, and I quote Jodie, “the stoneage,” and her relationships have always seemed mildly ambiguous, but what is surprising? What could actually be some news here? Is that I gathered that Jodie Foster is considering retirement, and while that wasn’t a part of the Quotables up top, she did talk about it. Jodie seemed like she was hinting at retirement from acting by stating that she would not be returning to this stage, or any stage. “It’s just that from now on, I may be holding a different talking stick,” Foster said. Kind of vague and possibly misleading, I know.
However, when asked about her somewhat confusing speech backstage after the show, she had this to say:
“I could never stop acting. You’d have to drag me behind a team of horses. I’d like to be directing tomorrow. But, no, I’m actually more into [acting] than I’ve ever been.”
So, uh. OK. Thanks for clearing all that up (?), Jodie.
PS? Your boys are just the most adorable young men ever.