Don’t expect to see Cameron Diaz make an acting comeback anytime soon.
In a new interview with Yahoo Finance GiftsThe 48-year-old actress admits that her priorities have changed since she started a family with her husband Benji Madden. The two welcomed their first child together, the girl Raddix, in December 2019.
Díaz reminds the outlet how a producer friend of his (who also worked on major films) went through a similar change. “Her family started to evolve and I saw her say, ‘Oh wait, I only have 100%,'” says Diaz, whose last big-screen appearance was in 2014. Annie Redo. “You only have 100%, we don’t have two 100%, we have 100%. Right? So you have to divide that 100% … how much are you going to give to your family? Are you going to give to your career?”
“It’s a different time in my life now,” he continues. “Now I’m here and this is the most rewarding thing I’ve ever done in my life. [To] have a family and be married and have our little family nucleus. It is simply the best. So I can’t give … I don’t have what it takes to give to make a movie what it takes. All my energy is here. “
Rumors that Diaz had finished making movies began circulating in 2018 after fellow actress Selma Blair accidentally touched on the subject in an interview with Metro United Kingdom. “LATEST NEWS. Guys please, I was making a joke in an interview,” he tweeted at the time, clarifying his comments. “CAMERON DIAZ is NOT retiring from ANYTHING. And for more breaking news, I am NOW retiring from being Cameron Diaz’s spokesperson.”
Diaz admitted that he “retired” a few weeks later, while meeting with Blair and Christina Applegate for a question and answer session with Weekly entertainment about his 2002 comedy, The sweetest thing.
When asked if the three of them had previously met since filming, Diaz replied, “Maybe I should, you know, I mean, I’m depressed. I’m literally doing nothing.”
“I’m actually retired, so I’d love to see you ladies,” she added.
Then, in an interview with Gwyneth Paltrow last August, Diaz explained how she has found “peace” since leaving acting.
“I just decided that I wanted different things from my life. I had been trying so hard for so long, working, making movies, and it’s hard work. And I didn’t make any space for my personal life,” he admitted. . “And then I decided to stop making movies and really focus on my personal life, my personal relationships with my family, my friends. And then Benji and I met and got married almost immediately because we both knew we both had to do it.”
Diaz also broached the idea of potentially returning to act with Naomi Campbell for her YouTube series, No filter with Naomi, Last October.
“I feel really determined. I mean, I never say never to anything in the first place,” she said at the time. “But I feel really resolved. I haven’t made a movie since 2014. It’s been a long time, it’s been seven or six years since I made a movie. Girl, I’m fine with that.”
“There’s no part of me that says, ‘I have to get back in front of the camera’ or something like that. ‘I have to act!’ I don’t feel that way, “he continued. “That doesn’t mean I won’t do it one day, but I’m very determined where I am right now.”
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