"I want to be seen, to be understood deeply, and to be not so very lonely. Thank you all for the company." Jodie Foster
This was the end of an incredibly moving speech by Lifetime Achievement Award winner Jodie Foster. She emphazised privacy, stating she had no need to "come out" because she came out many years ago to friends and family and loved ones. Although this was about as much of a coming out statement as we are going to get from her, I think it was well done.
"I am not Honey Boo Boo," she stated, futhering her point that she shouldn't HAVE to share the most private parts of her life, especially since she has been sharing all her deepest emotions on film since she was 3 years old.
She pointed out her attachement to a table by the exit that was full of people who have been by her side for years, her acting teacher among them.
She had the audience in tears as she recognized her mother, who apparently is at the end of her life. "I love you, I love you, I love you, and I hope if I say that three times, then one of those times will sink in and you will believe you were a good mother."
Many of the other actresses in the audience were in tears, perhaps because she touched on the sacrifices that they all have to make, and the difficulties they have had to overcome. As an actress myself, on occasion, I can relate.