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Cameron Diaz Got So Real About Why She Quit Acting

  • Cameron Diaz spoke to Gwyneth Paltrow about the real reason she quit acting.
  • Cameron just released an organic wine line called Avaline.

Cameron Diaz, the star of instant classics like My Best Friend's WeddingThe Other WomanCharlie's Angels, and Shrek, sat down for a video chat with Gwyneth Paltrow and revealed the real reason she quit acting.

Prior to this interview, Cameron opened up about her retirement to InStyle in 2019 and said, "The way I look at it is that I’ve given more than half of my life to the public. I feel it’s okay for me to take time for myself now to reorganize and choose how I want to come [back] into the world. If I decide to. I don’t miss performing."

But her comments this week reveal a lot more about what was going through her mind as she landed each role, and it sounds like acting was so draining. She told Gwyneth:

"It’s a strange thing to say, I know a lot of people won’t understand it, I know you understand it, but it was so intense to work at that level and be that public and put yourself out there. There’s a lot of energy coming at you at all times when you’re really visible as an actor and doing press and putting yourself out there."

When she made the decision to quit for good, Cameron described feeling "a peace in my soul because I finally was taking care of myself." She added, "I had been going so hard for so long, working, making films, it’s such a grind. I didn’t make any space for my personal life."


Now, Cameron is focused on the health and wellness industry, her just-released organic wine brand, Avaline, and her family, of course. Cameron and Benji Madden recently welcomed a baby girl named Raddix, and she's gushed that motherhood is "the best, best, best part of my life."

Though I'm personally crushed Cameron isn't returning to acting, it definitely sounds like she's much happier now and is following her true passions.


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