During a plunk down meet with Kevin Hart on Thursday on his Peacock syndicated program, ‘Hart to Heart,’ Diaz opened up about how acting involved a lot of her life which eventually drove her to make a stride back.
Cameron Diaz is pondering why she chose to back away from acting.
During a plunk down meet with Kevin Hart on Thursday on his Peacock syndicated program, Hart to Heart, Diaz opened up about how acting involved a lot of her life which eventually drove her to make a stride back and rethink everything.
“When you do something at a really high level for a long period of time… you’re the person who’s the talent… all parts of you that isn’t that has to sort of be handed off to other people,” the 48-year-old clarified.
She proceeded to clarify that according to the spotlight viewpoint maybe she was “a machine” yet for her “personal spiritual self” she understood when she was 40-years of age that the piece of her that “functioned at a high level wasn’t enough.” She also reiterated that though she has a “love” for acting, there were “so many parts” of her life that she “wasn’t touching” and “wasn’t managing.”
“For me, I just really wanted to make my life manageable by me,” she explained. “My routine in a day is literally what I can manage to do by myself. It’s the best feeling.”
Subsequent to accepting a more shortsighted life as opposed to having “blinders on” and continually feeling as though she was “going going”, Diaz says, “I feel whole.” She also says that during her time away from the spotlight she met her now-husband and has since started a family, “all those things I didn’t have time for before.”
Diaz wedded her significant other Benji Madden in Jan. 2015. Last year, the couple declared the introduction of their little girl Raddix Madden.
Diaz’s last acting credit was in the 2014 redo of Annie, wherein she featured as Miss Hannigan. Diaz likewise reflected about resigning from acting during a conversation with Gwyneth Paltrow for “In Goop Health.”
“I got a peace in my soul because I finally was taking care of myself,” she said. “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. And I’m sensitive to energy.” She also explained that she needed to “take responsibility” for her life. “That’s my job. There’s lots of things I had to iron out and a lot of relationships I had to repair. A lot of relationships I had to build, that I was absent in my life,” she said at that point.
Diaz has since dispatched her own wine image called Avaline.