Cameron Diaz: retiring allowed him to free himself from the canons of beauty. The American actress who rose to fame with films like “The Mask”, “My best friend’s wedding” and “Crazy for Mary” announced her retirement in 2018, assuring that this has allowed her to focus on herself and her family, leaving aside concerns about how it looks.
In an interview with Michelle Visage on her podcast “Rule Breakers” from the BBC, the 49-year-old actress was honest when talking about how her life changed after moving away from the spotlight, since, although she has always been considered one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood, admitted that she questioned and compared herself with other women because it was “hard not to look at herself and judge herself against other standards of beauty.”
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In large part, Cameron Diaz stated that he experienced the above because experienced “all the objectification and social exploitation to which women are subjected”, being a public figure whose image was part of what he “sold”. As a consequence, his physical appearance was an issue that concerned him 24/7.
“I spent about seven hours a day sitting in front of a mirror, it was something very toxic,” confessed the “Charlie’s Angels” actress, who lived a moment of confrontation with herself to stop this situation, analyzing herself and asking herself: “Why am I sitting here being so mean to myself? My body is strong. My body is capable. Why am I going to talk bad to him? Why should I be like this with him when he’s taken me this far?
Although Cameron Diaz started working on those ideas and concerns before retiring, he said that he really a weight was lifted off her shoulders when she made the decision to retire from acting. The last film in which she participated is “Annie”, which came out in 2014; However, she announced her retirement in 2018, three years after marrying musician Benji Madden, with whom she welcomed little Raddix in 2019. She additionally launched her Avaline wine brand.
At the moment, the focus of his life is his family, so that he has left aside the use of “a billion products”, since, in fact, he said that there are days that he does not even wash his face. In this way, the actress who gave voice to Princess Fiona from “Shrek” Not only freed herself from the canons of beautybut challenges them by letting himself be seen naturally, regardless of what others think.
“I don’t care about my appearance anymore. It’s literally the last thing on my mind. I don’t do anything to myself. What’s more, I don’t even clean my face anymore. Hopefully, twice a month (I clean my face)!”, expressed the Golden Globe nominee, who stated that this does not mean that it is neglected, but that focuses his attention and energy on “feeling good and enjoying life”.
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Cameron Diaza will be 50 in August, so one of his goals is to “stay physically strong” because he wants to continue enjoying life, but above all to enjoy his daughter, to whom he wants to give quality time.