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Cameron Diaz Gets Brutally Honest About Why She's Retired From Acting

Cameron Diaz Gets Brutally Honest About Why She's Retired From Acting

Cameron Diaz has opened up about why she retired from acting in a rare interview with Gwyneth Paltrow.

Chatting via video link for Gwyneth's Goop YouTube channel, the 47-year-old explained her reasons for bowing out of the acting game in 2018.

We've had a major crush on Cammie ever since she made that entrance in The Mask. Her acting CV is crammed with Hollywood big-hitters, from There's Something About Mary to Charlie's Angels.

But for the last two years, the actress has shunned the spotlight, instead opting to concentrate her attentions on home, family and friends.

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Cameron chatted via video link in a candid interview for Gwyneth's Goop YouTube channel (Credit: Goop / YouTube)
Cameron chatted via video link in a candid interview for Gwyneth's Goop YouTube channel (Credit: Goop / YouTube)

Speaking on the latest episode of Goop Health: The Sessions, Cameron said: "I just decided that I wanted different things out of my life.

"I had gone so hard for so long, working, making films, and it's such a grind. And I didn't make any space for my personal life."

The actress then went on to describe how her marriage to Benji Madden had impacted on her outlook.

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She said: "I decided to stop making movies and really focus on my personal life, my personal relationships with my family, my friends.

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"And then Benji [Madden] and I met each other and we got married pretty much immediately because we both knew that we both had to do it."

Cameron told Gwyneth she had found "peace in my soul" because she was "finally taking care of myself".

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"I feel grounded and light," she went on. "It's a strange thing to say. I know a lot of people won't understand it, I know you understand it.

"But it's so intense to work at that level and be that public and put yourself out there."

It seems that in her 40s, Cammie has had the time and space to step back and get a birds-eye view of her life.

Today Cameron is focusing on home, family and friends (Credit: Cameron Diaz / Instagram)
Today Cameron is focusing on home, family and friends (Credit: Cameron Diaz / Instagram)
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She added: "I really looked at my life and I saw what I had been... I had handed off all these parts of my life to all these other people and they took it and some people did.

"And I basically had to take it back and take responsibility for my own life. That's my job. There's a lot of things that I had to iron out and a lot of relationships I had to repair, a lot of relationships I had to build that I was absent in."

Featured Image Credit: Instagram / Cameron Diaz

Topics: TV and Film, Celebrity News

Mary-Jane Wiltsher

Mary-Jane Wiltsher is a freelance lifestyle and culture journalist. Elsewhere she writes for Stylist, Euronews, PHOENIX and What We Seee.