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Cameron Diaz says she no longer thinks about her appearance since quitting acting

Anish Vij

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Cameron Diaz says she no longer thinks about her appearance since quitting acting

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Hollywood star Cameron Diaz says she no longer thinks about her appearance since taking the decision to quit acting.

The Mask actor, who announced that she was taking a step back from the acting scene in 2014, is set to make her on-screen return alongside Jamie Foxx for upcoming Netflix comedy Back in Action.

However, Cameron has said that the break has done her good.

Watch her un-retirement video below:

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As well as teasing her return to the big screen, the 50-year-old has revealed her refreshing approach to ageing.

In an interview with BBC's Michelle Visage for Rule Breakers, Diaz referred to herself as a 'wild animal' and a 'beast'.

“I’m absolutely a victim to all of the societal objections and exploitations that women are subjected to,” she said.

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Hollywood star Cameron Diaz says she no longer thinks about her appearance since taking the decision to quit acting. Credit: YouTube / Rachael Ray Show
Hollywood star Cameron Diaz says she no longer thinks about her appearance since taking the decision to quit acting. Credit: YouTube / Rachael Ray Show

“I have bought into all of them. It’s hard not to look at yourself and judge yourself against other markers of beauty.

“The last thing I think about on a daily basis, maybe not at all during the day, is what I look like.”

“It’s toxic,” she added. “It’s like, ‘Why am I sitting here being so mean to myself?’

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“My body is strong; my body is capable, why am I going to talk down to it when it has carried me this far?

“Stop looking in the mirror and stop talking selfies.”

Cameron Diaz pictured in 1994 for The Mask. Credit: Everett Collection Inc / Alamy Stock Photo
Cameron Diaz pictured in 1994 for The Mask. Credit: Everett Collection Inc / Alamy Stock Photo

On her age, Diaz, who reached her half century in August, said: “I can’t wait to be 50, it’s so great because you just know more.

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“I don’t want it to be about what I look like.

“I literally do nothing. I have billions of products that I use twice a month if I’m lucky.”

“I want to feel vital for my child,” she explained.

“I want to be the mum that runs around. I want my energy to stay vital.”

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The Mask actor who announced that she was taking a step back from the acting scene is now set to make her on-screen return alongside Jamie Foxx for upcoming Netflix comedy Back in Action. Credit: NBC
The Mask actor who announced that she was taking a step back from the acting scene is now set to make her on-screen return alongside Jamie Foxx for upcoming Netflix comedy Back in Action. Credit: NBC

This follows Diaz's recent comments on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon where she spoke about her extended break from acting and how the profession now feels 'different'.

“I did that for so long, it’s kind of like the process, I kind of just fell back into it. But it feels a little bit different,” she said.

“The last movie I made was Annie with Jamie, and so the first movie back is this film with Jamie.

“He’s so great, he’s so easy, he’s so professional, he’s so talented, and just being able to work with him.”

Back in Action is currently in active development and production is expected to begin later this year.

Netflix is yet to confirm a release date.

Topics: Celebrity, Health

Anish Vij
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