Cameron Diaz Opens Up On How She Found ‘Peace’ Once She Retired From Acting

"I just decided that I wanted different things out of my life."

 

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Cameron Diaz joined Gwyneth Paltrow for the latest episode of In Goop Health: The Sessions, where she opened up about her choice to retire from acting, and how it was met with some criticism at the time. Explaining, Cameron said that because she was so devoted to her career, she didn’t make “any space for [her] personal life.”

Continuing, Cameron explained, “I just decided that I wanted different things out of my life. I had gone so hard for so long, working, making films and it’s such a grind. When you’re making a movie – it’s a perfect excuse – they own you. You’re there for 12 hours a day for months on end and you have no time for anything else.”

She then spoke about how life in the spotlight was draining, to which Gwyneth agreed, saying she could understand.

 

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“It’s so intense to work at that level and be that public and put yourself out there. 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,” she shared.

Cameron then said that once she turned 40, she made the decision that she wanted to find herself and become “self-sufficient”. In response to that, Gwyneth asked what if felt like leaving the past behind, and Camera responded, “Like peace. A peace in my soul because I was finally taking care of myself.”

She then mentioned how her husband, Benji Madden had helped her through what she described as a ‘painful’ journey of self-discovery. “I broke that mirror about a thousand times when he put it up to me. I was like, ‘I hate you… don’t show me that,’ and he was like, ‘Look, bitch. Look’,” she laughed. “Thank God for him.”

Since then, Cameron has branched out to create her own wine. Yep. Read more on that right here.

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