Cameron Diaz Reveals Why She's Retired From Acting In Rare Interview

Lula Sharp
August 8, 2020

The Knight and Day actress said she chose to really focus on her relationships with family and friends after handing over control of certain aspects of her life to other people for many years.

"I feel it's OK for me to take time for myself now to reorganise and choose how I want to come [back] into the world, if I decide to".

The life-changing move has only had positive effects on Diaz, who admitted that walking away from her movie career has brought her "peace".

She said waving farewell to her A-list movie career brought her 'a peace'.

With her being so "sensitive" to the "energies" people put out, it felt overwhelming at one point. She said that she was finally taking care of herself and that is why she found peace in her soul.

"When you're making a movie, it's a ideal excuse - they own you".

She said: "You used to talk, I'd be like, 'I'm not having kids.' And you're like, 'You are having kids, you're getting married, you're having children".

"Diaz mentioned celebrities are" infantilised" by handlers and also she wished to become" self reliant".

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"I had gone so hard for so long, working, making films, and it's such a grind. I like creating, so I'm just looking for the project that makes the most sense for me now", she explained.

"It's so intense to work at that level and be that public and put yourself out there", Diaz continued.

Earlier this year, the couple welcomed their first child, daughter Raddix. "They took it. I had to basically take it back and take responsibility for my own life".

Cameron Diaz signs copies of her new book "The Longevity Book: The Science Of Aging, The Biology Of Strength And The Privilege Of Time", 2016.

When she is really visible as an actor, there is a lot of energy coming to her at all times and also doing the press.

She added that she was beginning to look into "the landscape of wellness" and vowed to find something she is really passionate about. "It's a odd thing to say".

The previous actor reported she made the decision to truly concentrate on her interactions with relatives and mates following handing over manage of sure aspects of her existence to other folks for many decades.

Paltrow replied that her insistence was simply because she "knew what a natural mother" her friend was, saying, "Some women aren't, but you, I was like, 'You're born to do it'". And in 2019, she told InStyle, "I don't miss performing".

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