Cameron Diaz became really famous in Hollywood with movies like “The Mask,” “There’s Something About Mary,” “Shrek,” and “Charlie’s Angels.” But after being away from the movie scene for a few years, fans were curious about where she went. The reason is, in 2017, she decided to stop acting to focus more on her family and personal life. Now, she’s making a comeback!
Even though Cameron Diaz took a break from Hollywood, people still remember her as one of the most famous actresses ever. Her movies made more than $3 billion in the US, ranking her as the fifth-highest-grossing actor. She even got nominated for four Golden Globes!
In the early 2010s, Diaz was doing really well. In 2013, she was the highest-paid actor over 40 in Hollywood. She starred in three movies in 2014: “The Other Woman,” “Sex Tape,” and “Annie.” But after this busy time, she decided to step away from the spotlight to focus on her personal life.
Cameron Diaz married Benji Madden, a musician from Good Charlotte. They had a daughter named Raddix in 2019 with the help of a surrogate. Diaz talked about why she decided to stop acting in an interview with Gwyneth Paltrow. She wanted a different life that gave her more time for her personal life.
Diaz explained that being a movie star is tough because the schedule is demanding. She said, “When you’re making a movie, it’s the perfect excuse. They own you. You’re there 12 hours a day for months on end. You have no time for anything else.” Diaz also realized that she had let others control parts of her life and needed to take charge of things herself.
While taking a break from acting, Cameron Diaz wrote two popular health books called “The Body Book” and “The Longevity Book.” Even though she enjoyed her time away and didn’t regret leaving Hollywood, she recently decided to come back to acting.
In her new movie, “Back in Action,” which will be on Netflix, Diaz will star alongside Jamie Foxx. She wanted to return to acting because she had a chance to work with Foxx again. They had worked together before on projects like “Any Given Sunday” and “Annie.” Diaz made it clear that her family is still her top priority, and her return to acting is just for a little while.
It’s said that after finishing the movie “Back in Action,” Cameron Diaz is thinking about retiring once more. Reports say that the tough work schedule and being away from her family have been hard on her. She really wants to focus on being a mom.
Cameron’s choice to stop acting again shows how important it is to balance personal and work life. Even though she was successful in Hollywood, deciding to step back from acting shows that she’s committed to embracing different parts of her life.