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Cameron Diaz Tells Gwyneth Paltrow How She's 'Found Peace' Since Quitting Hollywood In Revealing Interview


It has been two years since Cameron Diaz's self-imposed retirement from Hollywood, and six years since her last appearance on screen.

Diaz, 47, sat down with her friend Gwyneth Paltrow and gave some insight into this retirement, and how it has changed her life—for the better.

Gwyneth Paltrow & Cameron Diaz: In Conversation | In goop Health: The Sessions

On an episode of "In goop Health: The Sessions," Paltrow posed the question to her friend about what it felt like to walk away from her very high-profile film career.

Diaz's answer:

"Like peace. A peace in my soul because I was finally taking care of myself."

"It was so intense to work at that level and be that public and put yourself out there," Diaz said, of being an actor.

"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."

After turning 40, Diaz "decided that [she] wanted different things out of life."

"I finally was taking care of myself...Actors are infantilized. We're put in a position where everything is taken care of for us..."I realized that I'd handed off parts of my life to all these other people, and I basically had to take it back."

Diaz's last on-screen role was in Will Gluck's 2014 film adaptation of Annie as Miss Hannigan.

Since then, she's gotten married to Benji Madden of Good Charlotte and given birth to a daughter, Raddix Madden.

We're happy that Diaz found peace, and we wish her well in her exploits going forward.

Which sounds like, according to the contents of this interview, wine.

Hey, whatever works.