Jodie Foster revealed in an interview with The New York Times that her surprising 2013 Golden Globes acceptance speech was printed on a teleprompter.
When Foster accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement in motion pictures, she used her speech to address rumors about her sexuality and to plead for her privacy.
“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,” Foster said in her speech.
“But now I’m told, apparently, that every celebrity is expected to honor the details of their private life with a press conference, a fragrance and a prime-time reality show. You know, you guys might be surprised, but I am not Honey Boo Boo Child. No, I’m sorry, that’s just not me. It never was and it never will be,” Foster continued.
Foster tells The New York Times she scripted the speech because she wanted to get her message across correctly.
“Every word. I didn’t want to get it wrong,” Foster says.
Her plea for privacy is something that is still important to her and Foster says she won’t talk about people in her private life.
“I never will talk about marriage and friends. There are only so many steps I can take to protect people I love. There’s only so much I can do to keep them safe. It’s kind of a horrible feeling to know that if somebody’s close to you, you put them in danger of being hurt, of being sullied — trivialized — just by virtue of knowing you,” Foster told The New York Times.
Although the speech wasn’t clear exactly what the actress was referring to, Foster says she wants to keep it that way.
“Everything I have to say on that subject, I said that night. I can be vague. Vague is moving to me,” Foster says.