Last night (January 13) she received the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award, and Jodie Foster took the opportunity to loosely discuss her position as a gay woman in Hollywood.
The “Silence of the Lambs” starlet declared, "I guess I have a sudden urge to say something that I've never been able to air in public that I'm a little nervous about… 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 and co-workers and then gradually, proudly to everyone who knew her, to everyone she actually met."
Jodie also acknowledged “my heroic co-parent, my ex-partner in love but righteous soul sister in life. Thank you, Cyd (Cydney Bernard). I am so proud of our modern family. Our amazing sons, Charlie and Kit, who are my reason to breathe and to evolve, my blood and soul."
Afterwards, a plethora of stars reacted to Foster’s speech. Kathy Griffin tweeted, "I'm a big #JodieFoster fan, especially 2nite. Her speech tells LGBT youth: America has evolved, b proud of who u are!"
Ryan Murphy added, "I love Jodie Foster so much,” and Rosie O’Donnell gushed, “Jodie Foster – rather amazing speech."
From the gents, Alan Cumming posted, "Aww Jodie Foster, I would like to be your friend,” while Ricky Martin declared, "[Jodie] Foster On your terms. It's your time! Not before nor after. It's when it feels right!"
Jesse Tyler Ferguson also chimed in, "Jodie Foster. You are perfection. I love you,” and Chelsea Clinton wrote,"Thank you #JodieFoster for sharing your grace & grit over 47 yrs, and most of all tonight. #AnExample #GoldenGlobes.”