It was the highlight of the evening. Jodie Foster gave a heartwarming and moving speech after accepting the Cecil B. Demille Award for lifetime achievement.
She had remained quiet about her sexuality and have avoided answering such questions.
But her speech tonight, confirmed that she is a lesbian when she stated t he following during her speech:
“While I’m here being all confessional, I guess I just have just a sudden urge to say something that I’ve never really been able to air in public. A declaration that I’m a little nervous about – but maybe not quite as nervous as my publicist right now. I’m just going to put it out there – loud and proud.”
Although her moving statement was a little short of coming out directly, it was enough for all of us.
The most moving part of the speech was when she paid tribute to her mother, who is suffering from dementia, Evenly “Brandy” Almond.
“My amazing mother Evelyn. Mom, I know you’re inside those blue eyes somewhere. And that there are so many things you won’t understand tonight but this is the only important one to take in, “I love you, I love you, I love you!” And I hope that if I say this three times, it will magically and perfectly enter into your soul, fill you with grace and the joy of knowing that you did good in this life. You’re a great mom. Please take that with you when you’re finally okay to go.”
Many were moved to tears.