I expected more polish from her speech. She seemed psychotic. "I'M FIFTY! I'M FIFFFFFTYEEEEEE!" She also seemed incredibly angry. Look hon, you didn't HAVE to stay in show biz!
No, she's not.
I've been working in this business for years and there's no way you can do that and not be as nutty as a fruitcake.
Hathaway should be thanking her freaking stars that she wasn't the nuttiest, most self-absorbed actress on stage last night.
She's great loOking for fifty
Oh like hell fanboi r4, she looked awful, especially with that ridiculously unflattering haircut that emphasized her square jaw.
I actually Googled this question by putting together "Jodie Foster deranged"--because that's exactly the word for her recent pronouncements on stage and in print. Look, nobody can deny she's a brilliant actress (see her fairly recent effort in "Carnage"). But what I perceive is a person who has mentally or emotionally gone off the rails and is now lacking the focus and self-discipline to string together coherent and well-considered paragraphs. I sense she may have a really serious problem because that performance the other night was really problematic on multiple levels. Why was it so structurally and conceptually disordered? You don't graduate from an Ivy in that condition; something is sadly off the hook and it troubles me, because I've liked her for over 30 years. I hope there aren't any tragic headlines in her future.
I agree that was a terrible hairstyle on her.
At least she hasn't gotten fat.
A little drinky or five + spotlight nervousness + vulnerability/anxiety about setting herself up to be judged by a small audience.
A while ago someone predicted Jodie will go loopy when her all controlling mother is gone. Well the mother is mentally gone and Jodie seems on her way to loopdom plus friends like Mel and RDJ can't help.
She has never been happy in her life. Not even for one day. That's my guess.
Everyone kind of assumes she dumped her ex for another woman, but maybe her ex was the one doing the dumping. Did you not see how miserable her ex looked Sunday night?
I think she was very nervous, excited, and a little bit buzzed. That's why she was so erratic.
I loved it. It was lovely, fascinating, cringe-worthy, uncomfortable, poignant, crazy, and beautiful all at the same time. Like life. It was "real" for lack of a better term.
What's the deal with her and her mom? I don't know a thing about their relationship.
Agree with R9 and R13. People are so used to fake plastic people reading teleprompters that they are confused and disturbed by anything nonplastic.
"I expected more polish from her speech. She seemed psychotic. "I'M FIFTY! I'M FIFFFFFTYEEEEEE!" She also seemed incredibly angry. Look hon, you didn't HAVE to stay in show biz!"
You sound fat.
R14, my aunt's friend who was a stylist to all the coke whores in Hollywood said that Jodie's mom used to sodomize her with sewing implements, bind her hands and feet and then hoist her up to hang two stories above the ground out in their barn. The mother would play hymns and acid jazz on the spinet while her little girl was locked in a box.
Jodie subsisted on over-ripe bananas and crayons for the first ten years of her life!
It's not just her speech. Take, for example, the article she wrote on Kristen Stewart's "behalf". It was illogical and not even preaching to the right crowd. And she doesn't write like she's a genius, which wouldn't be a big deal if she weren't hyped as one.
But you'd take dolls, too, if you had to be up at 5 AM and, "Sparkle, Jodie, sparkle!"
[quote][R14], my aunt's friend who was a stylist to all the coke whores in Hollywood said that Jodie's mom used to sodomize her with sewing implements, bind her hands and feet and then hoist her up to hang two stories above the ground out in their barn. The mother would play hymns and acid jazz on the spinet while her little girl was locked in a box.
Jodie subsisted on over-ripe bananas and crayons for the first ten years of her life!
TEN years? That's not possible, so I can't find you credible.
She's like so many. Not as smart as she thinks, surrounded all her life by yes-people. Entitled. Spoiled. Insulated. Smug and arrogant.
Not only does she come across as completely unappealing as a person, but her performances since SILENCE OF THE LAMBS - and some even before that - have been forced, unnatural, fake and wrong-headedly mannered.
There's really nothing left for her. She's now just a "look at me don't look at me" cunt.
She seemed fine to me.
Are none of you familiar with Molly Shannon's SNL Character Sally O'Mally? "I'm Fifty! I can stretch! Kick! And Stretch!"
I thought her speech was very well done. Poignant without seeming self-important. And after the career she has had, out of anybody else in that room, she has every right to come off self-important. What other actor could possibly receive a lifetime achievement award at 50?
She seems like a real person, flaws and all. Her sons appear to adore her. She doesn't seek out celebrity. And she's a great actress.
You people are just overly critical for no good reason.
She made more sense when she played Nell.
Look, it's terrible, I know, but weakness really, really bugs me, to the point that if there is a wounded bird on the sidewalk, I look at it and I go: 'I think I'll just kick it.'
She seems very brittle.
R6 aka Nelson, I think you're a friend of mine. We were discussing French smut on FaceBook recently.
In one interview of late she said she wanted to kick a wounded bird just because it was down on its luck. She's horrible. Anyone know the interview I'm talking about?
Thanks R24, I didn't see your post. Who says that about a wounded bird? Psychopath
I agree R13, and R25, I dunno...I feel like she's tough as nails. But maybe that's just cuz I know she's a lesbo. Me? Hell, I'm so fragile I break...just like a little girl.
Damn, what's that line from?
Yes, she is deranged just like her BFF Mel. Cuckoos of a feather...
Apparently, Pat Kingsley was publicist to the insane: Cruise, Foster et al.
When she was 18 she was stalked by a guy who later, when she was 19, shot the President of The United States to impress her. The guy actually slipped her love notes under her dorm room door.
Give her a fucking break.
R27, yes, I read that interview, it was creepy as fuck.
I thought it was a crazy speech also, but I wasn't about to write that on the facebook status updates that went immediately on the defensive making sure everyone knew that Jody was a saint for not coming out in a batshit crazy, rambling, totally cryptic acceptance speech that illuminated absolutely nothing.
I like it when people actually have the balls or in this case, ovaries, to say the words to the effect of "I'm a lesbian. What? What? What you gonna do about that Hollywood? You gonna take back this award? Huh? Bite me. Jody out. "
I've noticed jodie has a way of overdoing it on the figurative langugage. Like the bird comment. I doubt she'd literally kick a bird it's just her way of trying to communicate that she hates the weaknesses within herself without actually saying it. It's why so much of what she says sounds so cryptic and it's why she can't be a writer even though she wanted to.
I agree that some of it was awkward but it was very emotional and kind of awesome overall. Though like all of us she's probably got issues.
A Jodie fun fact: the only time she did a play (for her gf tina Landau) a second crazed stalker sat in the audience ready to shoot her dead.
"breaks just like a little girl" is from a wonderful Bob Dylan song
The last time Jodie must have watched SNL was 1997.
Two of her jokes were insensitive.
She started off her speech rambling about how she maybe should have used her 'walker' since she's 50 now. Needing to use a walker for those who lack strength and are unsteady on their feet and cannot walk without a walker due to weakness or illness is not funny.
Earlier in the evening in a brief exchange on the red carpet, she mentioned being 'brain damaged' trying to be funny. That certainly is not funny either.
I agree that she seems brittle in her speech, and rather deranged.
She sounded like she was having a manic episode.
R34, no she was literally stalking about seeing a bird with broken wing or something and wanting to stomp it to death because its weakness revolted her.
The speech seemed like a plea to others to please help her escape her loneliness.
The very last sentence of her speech was asking people and the universe to somehow assauge her deep loneliness.
Saying that in that moment was a bit over the top and odd.
R38, you are such a precious wallflower.
And I liked Jodie's hair.
Three things are making me go "What? Whaaaat?" R35, R38, R40.
and R40, please tell me you're trolling.
Her BFF, former lover, and co-parent of her sons, Cydney Bernard, has the same pointed nose that Jodie has.
The cold hard truth is people in show business don't get much privacy--and while we may think to the contrary--they don't deserve much privacy. That's the trade-off for a life of privilege, fame and money. It sucks, but Jodie Foster and others have to fight, or at least, work to protect their privacy. But in the end, they don't deserve all that much privacy and shouldn't expect it.
Again, it sucks, but that's the way it is. Besides, gossip has been around since of time. Jodie is in a business where gossip, specualtion and just plain human interest is the mainstay of the entertainment business.
If you're going to be an actor and ultimately, a movie star, you're not going to have much privacy. If you want to be actor and still maintain your privacy, go work in the theatre. You'll have relative privacy there, and--less fame, less money--but a whole lot more privacy.
There was no need for her to be so overly dramatic with her words and sentences.
"CHANGE....it's good." uh, ok.
Some of it seemed like she was performing, instead of speaking from the heart in real words.
Those special awards such as Jodie received are often so lame.
If the viewing audience were asked who to honor with a special award, Jodie Foster would never even have come to mind.
It was only a very small group of men (who Jodie referred to in her speech) who chose Jodie for the special award.
So for Jodie to go so overboard with an odd speech was unnecessary and a bit lame.
Why didn't she just basically say thank you and I appreciate the honor/award.
That would have been sufficient.
She seemed to be hung up on being considered a 'has been' after being honored with this special award at age 50 hence the referencing by her in saying 'who knows if I'll be around' and talking about how things will now be changing and worrying about what kind of mark she will be able to make going forward.
OP, I think you are a on the fringe here, why don't you tone it down.
Why did she say she's single?
Why do we need another Jodie Foster coming out thread ?
She's been performing her entire life. She may have no idea who she really is.
Spelling her name as "Jody" is the new loser/looser on the internet.
I'm going to start calling her "Jo Dee," because after all her mother went by "Brandi."
R52, she is no longer with Cydney Bernard.
She said "maybe later at ....'s house"
Whose house was she talking about?
She was dating that lady from "Wings"? Weird.
No it was "maybe later at Trader Vic's boys and girls."
She was drunk, honey.
She had to "fight" for privacy? No she didn't. They've kept her secret for thirty years even though "everybody I ever met" knew. She's the very definition of coward. And how lame to get up and try to justify it.
[quote]And she doesn't write like she's a genius, which wouldn't be a big deal if she weren't hyped as one.
There was a shot of some people way up in rafters that she referred to- were those her siblings? Including her estranged brother?
Then she told an interviewer, regarding Mel at her table, "He's someone I love". Kinda snarky.
Maybe her sibs have to make nice-nice if they want to be in the will?