Cameron Diaz has opened up in a rare interview about her decision to step back from acting. The 48-year-old revealed that her career on the big screen was preventing her from managing other parts of her life.
“When you do something at a really high level for a long period of time, when you’re the person that is delivering one thing, you’re the person on the screen, all parts of you that isn’t that has to sort of be handed off to other people,” she told actor and comedian Kevin Hart on his new talk show, Hart to Heart.
“It’s fun to do, I love it, I love acting, I could go forever, I sometimes feel like I have unlimited energy and inertia. I just looked around and there were so many parts of my life that I wasn’t touching and that I wasn’t managing, and I couldn’t really manage, because everything was so massive,” she said.
The star, who is known for her starring roles in iconic films including There’s Something About Mary, Charlie’s Angels and The Holiday, was one of the most bankable stars in Hollywood.
However, Cameron famously quit acting in 2018, four years after her last movie, the 2014 adaptation of Annie, in which she played Hannigan. She later went on to welcome a daughter, Raddix, in December 2019, with husband, Good Charlotte star Benji Madden.