How Glenn Close's Golden Globe Speech Inspires Women To Own Their Ambition

When Glenn Close accepted her Golden Globe Award for her performance in The Wife, she shared why the movie’s theme of a woman living in the shadow of her husband resonated so much with her. Close’s mother took a back seat to her husband’s career and as a result, when she was in her 80’s and looking back on her life, she said she felt unfulfilled, deeply disappointed in herself, and regretful of not having made any contribution to society.

“I feel what I've learned through this whole experience is that women, we're nurturers. That's what's expected of us. We have our children, we have our husbands, if we're lucky enough, and our partners, whoever. But we have to find personal fulfillment. We have to follow our dreams. We have to say, 'I can do that and I should be allowed to do that,’” Close told the audience Sunday night