Cameron Diaz Reveals Why She Took A Break From Acting

Cameron Diaz is speaking up about her choice to retire from acting at the peak of her career. Diaz revealed the reason for her eight-year break in an interview.

Diaz explained to Jacobson during the interview, “When you’re doing something that you know and you’ve done well and you know how it works and it’s consumed your whole life for so long, it’s kind of a nice thing to kind of go, ‘You know what? Let me just step back for a second, take a look at what the whole picture looks like for me and what are the things that I could do better and be more engaged with that would make me feel more whole.’ And I did that.”

Before her break, the 49-year-old actress played Miss Hannigan in the 2014 film musical Annie. Diaz confessed that she misses the world of acting when asked if she misses the art “I mean, I miss aspects of acting, or making movies,” the actress shared. “Yeah, making movies is a particular skill set that is fun to exercise and be a part of. But yeah, it’s a different lifestyle and you kind of have to be ready to do that.”

Diaz is prepared to reenter the spotlight. She will co-star alongside Annie co-star Jamie Foxx in an upcoming Netflix movie, it was announced earlier this month. She won’t have played a part like this in over a decade. With her return to the career, the actress will have to balance her professional responsibilities with raising Raddix, her daughter with husband Benji Madden, who will turn three in December.

When it comes to juggling work and home life, Diaz stated, “Everybody only has 100 per cent and you always have to figure out how you’re going to divide that 100 per cent to spread it to all that parts of your life that matter.” When Jacobson asked if being a mother has changed her life, the “The Holiday” actress remarked, “Yeah, definitely.”

When asked what she enjoys most about becoming a mother, Diaz said, “Gosh, I think just being able to, you know, have an influence on a child that’s developing. All mothers have that moment where you’re watching your child and they’re doing something for the first time, and you’re like, ‘I remember doing that.’ It’s really cool.”

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