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 www.youtube.com
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.
"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."
@BBCWorld Love her she is wonderful and beautiful. Take care of yourself.— Shawn B. (@Shawn B.) 1596747200.0
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."
I miss going to movie theaters and hearing the one gay friend in a pack of teens correctly answer preshow trivia about Cameron Diaz.— Louis Virtel (@Louis Virtel) 1596419499.0
Cameron Diaz come out of retirement please. Cameron Diaz: https://t.co/SQnHNwtL8V— Noah Cassiel (@Noah Cassiel) 1596238759.0
gwyneth paltrow and cameron diaz are an iconic duo https://t.co/v6YI8wGMbr— harriet specter (@harriet specter) 1596657254.0
I miss seeing Cameron Diaz in movies a great deal, but I’m also so happy that she left Hollywood to look after her… https://t.co/hHUKQJ5SrF— David Opie 🌈 (@David Opie 🌈) 1596661177.0
Anyone a fan of Cameron Diaz? If so, what’s your favorite film that she has starred in? 🎞 I miss her and I’m sad th… https://t.co/6AagS2hJHb— Rach 🔪😘 (@Rach 🔪😘) 1595539822.0
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.
@WIONews @CameronDiaz Keep it simple & Be like @CameronDiaz Work hard. Become Rich. Settle down and Enjoy life.… https://t.co/nLcBtPqW1u— CRYpto ₿atman (@CRYpto ₿atman) 1596710071.0
The only thing that can possibly save 2020 is for Cameron Diaz to come out of retirement.— Shane5Eva (@Shane5Eva) 1596317089.0
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.