Cameron Diaz REVEALS the real reason she quit acting: I wanted different things out of my life

Hollywood superstar Cameron Diaz recently spoke to Gwyneth Paltrow in an interview with Goop, and revealed the real reason behind her quitting acting. Diaz also said that she has found peace since she bid adieu to her career in Hollywood.
Cameron Diaz REVEALS the real reason she quit acting: I wanted different things out of my lifeCameron Diaz REVEALS the real reason she quit acting: I wanted different things out of my life
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Charlie’s Angels alum Cameron Diaz recently revealed the reason for retiring from the movie business, saying she found "peace" when she quit acting. Diaz appeared on Gwyneth Paltrow's In goop Health: The Sessions series Wednesday, discussing her wine business, how her mentality changed as she got older and the impact her career had on her well-being and relationships. 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," said Diaz. "I didn't really make any space for my personal life."

 

When asked what it felt like to walk away from a successful movie career, she replied: "Peace. I got peace in my soul." She added: "I finally was taking care of myself." The Knight and Day actress said she decided to really focus on her relationships with family and friends after handing over control of certain aspects of her life to other people for many years. "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," 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 with the way that I wanted it to be put together, not how other people thought it should go." Diaz also said it's "intense" being in the public eye. "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," she added. 

 

Since she quit acting, Diaz has released two books--The Body Book and The Longevity Book, and is now enjoying married life with Good Charlotte singer Benji Madden and their daughter Raddix Madden.

 

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Anonymous 2 months ago

World is full of mean people n they don't even spare articles to demean actors.

Anonymous 2 months ago

She will always be one of my favorites.

Anonymous 2 months ago

She quit acting, or acting quit her?!

Anonymous 2 months ago

thats a mean way of thinking

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