Jodie Foster bij Golden Globes na oeuvre-award: laat me met rust

Het meest opvallende aan de uitreiking van de 70ste editie Golden Globe Awards waren niet de grote winnaars Homeland, Girls en de tv-film Game Change. Nope. Actrice Jodie Foster stal de show, vrij prachtig, met haar speech.

“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. 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. (…) I have given everything up there from the time that I was 3 years old. That’s reality-show enough, don’t you think?”

Twitter avatar apjvalk Guus Valk Jodie Foster zegt tijdens de Golden Globes tegen de wereld: laat me met rust. Hier zal nog lang over nagepraat worden

Foster kreeg haar award voor het oeuvre dat de 50-jarige actrice na zo’n 47 jaar in het vak te hebben gezeten heeft opgebouwd. En ze nam dan ook tevens een soort van afscheid.

“Change, you gotta love it. I will continue to tell stories, to move people by being moved, the greatest job in the world. It’s just that from now on, I may be holding a different talking stick. And maybe it won’t be as sparkly, maybe it won’t open on 3,000 screens, maybe it will be so quiet and delicate that only dogs can hear it whistle. But it will be my writing on the wall. Jodie Foster was here, I still am, and I want to be seen, to be understood deeply and to be not so very lonely. Thank you, all of you, for the company. Here’s to the next 50 years.”

De speech is overigens in volledig transcript terug te lezen. Foster had nog een bijzonder dankwoord over voor haar moeder:

“This brings me to the greatest influence of my life, my amazing mother, Evelyn. Mom, I know you’re inside those blue eyes somewhere and that there are so many things that 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 OK to go.”

    • Jules Seegers