Are you a fan of Cameron Diaz? Enjoy her movies? Well then you must have been wondering why she has totally disappeared from the big screen! Just why would anyone step out of the limelight so unceremoniously and quit a successful career of acting that she started when she was only 22 years?
Short answer: Life happens! And acting is a real stress.
Cameron Diaz is gorgeous, funny and downright talented. She has been referred to as the Hollywood Golden Girl. Diaz, 47, started her acting in her 20s and in the course of her career she has taken on key roles in hit movies like “The Mask” in 1994, “ There’s something about Mary” in 1998,” Vanilla sky” in 2001 and many others. Diaz has been in very many movies until she played a role as Miss. Hanning, which was her final role in Hollywood. She has not been seen again on the big screen.
The Hollywood star revealed her reasons for retiring from acting when she appeared on the GOOP with Gwyneth Paltrow on CNN, Cameroon confessed that she found peace in her soul and was finally taking care of herself when asked what she felt like to walk away from a successful movie career. “A peace I got a peace in my soul.” She added, “I finally was taking care of myself.”
Diaz said that she decided to really focus on her relationships; family and friends after handing over control of certain aspects of her life to other people for many years. She discussed her wine business, how her mentality changed as she got older and the impact her career had on her well-being and relationships. “I just decided that I wanted different things out of my life. I had gone so hard for so long; working, making films and its such a grind”, she said.
“I didn’t really make any space for my personal life.” There is no doubt that acting can be a gruelling job which Diaz also addressed in her conversation with Paltrow. “ When you are making a movie, it’s a perfect excuse they own you. You’re there 12hours a day for months on end and you have no time for anything else,” She said, “Actors are infantilized. We’re put in a position where everything is taken care of for us.” Diaz said she never really felt comfortable with that sort of life, and had to take back responsibility after retiring.
She decided to become “self sufficient” and prove she could take care of herself as an adult, “ putting all the pieces of my life together the way that I wanted it to be put together, not how other people thought it should go.” she also added it is intense to be in the public eye.
After quitting the movie business Diaz dedicated her time into other things like writing. So far she has released two books, “ The Body Book: Feed, Move, Understand and Love your Amazing Body” and “The Longevity Book: The Science of Aging, the Biology of strength and the Privilege of Time”.
The retired actress spoke also of her new line of clean wines, which she co-founded with fashion entrepreneur, Katherine Power. On top of all that Cameron Diaz got married to singer, Benji Madden in 2015 and the couple earlier this year announced the birth of their daughter, Raddix Madden. She, evidently, is also dealing with life as a new mother.
On top of motherhood ,marriage and authership Diaz makes it clear that she is happy about her decision and has no regrets whatsoever.