The decision of taking early retirement from Hollywood, when you are at the peak of your career is not what everyone chooses in their lives. But, Cameron Diaz made that choice, and she was met with a lot of scepticism at that time. Well, now it is clear that it was the best move for the Hollywood actor starlet.
The Charlie’s Angels star poured her heart out to Gwyneth Paltrow in the latest episode of In 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. When you’re making a movie—it’s a perfect excuse—they own you. You’re there for 12 hours a day for months on end and you have no time for anything else.”
The Knight And Day actress felt that her life in the spotlight was draining, something that Gwyneth said she could relate to. Cameron Diaz said that she is particularly sensitive to the energies of other people and further added, “It’s 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.”
The 47-year-old actress revealed it was actually Gwyneth Paltrow who inspired her to become a mother. “I would not have become a mother if it wasn’t for you,” Diaz told Paltrow. “I used to tell you, ‘I’m not having kids.’ And you would say, ‘No, you are having kids… you’re getting married!’”
During the conversation, Paltrow asked Diaz, “What did it feel like to walk away from a movie career of that magnitude?” She smiled and responded, “Like peace. A peace in my soul because I was finally taking care of myself.”
Well, we cannot agree more because Cameron Diaz seems to be in a very happy space and looks so rejuvenated. Don’t you agree?