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Cameron Diaz says running away from acting ‘was like a cleanse’

Being true to yourself. Cameron Diaz opened up about her decision to retire in 2018, after losing part of who she was to work.

“Peace. I got peace in my soul because I finally took care of myself, ‘said Diaz, 47 Gwyneth Paltrow in the Wednesday, August 5 episode of “In Goop Health: The SessionsVideo series. “I feel grounded and light.”

The Charlie’s Angels actress, who has not starred in a movie since 2014, commented that “it’s a strange thing to say” and that “many people will not understand” why she announced her retirement two years ago.

Cameron Diaz Courtesy Cameron Diaz / Instagram

“It’s so intense to work at that level and be that audience and present yourself,” Diaz explained. ‘There is always a lot of energy coming at you when you are really visible as an actor. I am sensitive to some energy and not to others. I do get the overwhelming energy of the attention that is directed at me. ‘

At one point, a California native who married Good Charlotte rocker Benji Madden in 2015 she said to pause and explore what her world outside of acting included and she was not happy with what she saw.

“I really looked at my life and I saw what I had been – if you make a movie, that’s the perfect excuse, they own you – and I realized that I transferred parts of my life to all these other people,” she said. “They took it. In fact, I had to take it back and take responsibility for my life. ‘

The new mom, who welcomed daughter Raddix in December 2019 through surrogate with husband Madden, 41, doesn’t regret her choice. “It was like a cleansing,” she noted.

Avaline’s co-founder, Wine, further explained that because actors are “infantilized” and constantly cared for, she had to escape.

“Overwhelming your life is getting so narrow. Everyone does things for you and you are taken care of. ‘ Mask star Paltrow, 47, said. “I never really, really felt comfortable with that. I understood that it was part of the job and for me I had to become self-sufficient again. ”

She added, “I really needed to know I could take care of myself [and to learn] that I knew how to grow up. ‘

After changing her course of life, Diaz relied on her husband and really had to figure out how to move forward.

“I learned a lot about myself. It is painful. It hurts. It’s scary, ”she revealed. “I give Benj a lot of credit. I broke that mirror about a thousand times when he held it up to me. ‘

Diaz first described herself as ‘actually retiring’ during a Entertainment weekly interview in March 2018 next to her The sweetest costars, Christina Applegate and Selma Blair. The bad teacher The actress told fans during an Instagram Live chat in May 2020 that she is “no longer making movies at the moment”.

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