Cameron Diaz, beloved actress and Hollywood superstar, recently revealed her journey to finding “peace” after she decided to step away from her acting career. Known for her iconic roles in films like “Charlie’s Angels” and “There’s Something About Mary,” Diaz’s decision to retire from Hollywood in 2017 surprised many. However, she has no regrets about her choice and has found fulfillment in focusing on her family and personal well-being.
Diaz was an incredibly successful actress, ranking as the fifth-highest grossing actress of all time. Her films raked in a staggering $3 billion at US theaters, and she received four Golden Globe nominations. In the 2010s, she continued to dominate the industry, earning the title of the highest-paid Hollywood actress over 40 in 2013 and appearing in multiple films in 2014.
Despite her continued success, Diaz made the courageous decision to prioritize her personal life. In an interview with Gwyneth Paltrow, she 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. I didn’t really make any space for my personal life.” Diaz recognized the toll that the rigorous and demanding schedule of being a movie star took on her well-being and wanted to take back control of her life.
“When you’re making a movie, it’s the perfect excuse. They own you,” Diaz emphasized. The long hours and demanding commitments left little time for anything else. She admitted that she had handed off parts of her life to others, losing sight of herself in the process. Diaz realized that to find true happiness and fulfillment, she needed to reclaim responsibility for her own life.
With her time away from acting, Diaz focused on other passions. She delved into writing and authored two best-selling health books, “The Body Book” and “The Longevity Book.” Diaz kept herself busy and fulfilled, cherishing the newfound freedom she had to explore her interests beyond Hollywood.
While she enjoyed her retirement, Diaz recently made a surprise announcement that she would be coming out of retirement for one more film. She will be starring in a new movie alongside Jamie Foxx, called “Back in Action.” The opportunity to reunite with her former co-star proved too enticing to resist. Diaz revealed that her decision to return to the screen was driven by the perfect timing for her family. “I took the time, I met my husband, we got married, built our family, built our homes—all those things that take a lot of focus,” Diaz shared. “That’s still my priority.”
Despite her comeback, insiders suggest that Diaz’s return to Hollywood will be short-lived. After completing “Back in Action,” she plans to retire once again. Sources close to Diaz mentioned that the demanding work schedule and separation from her daughter, Raddix, have been challenging for her. Diaz’s love for motherhood takes precedence, and she cherishes the time spent with her family.
In the end, Diaz’s decision to leave Hollywood was driven by her desire for a more balanced and fulfilling life. She has nothing left to prove and is content with the legacy she has created. Though fans may miss seeing her on screen, Diaz’s choice to prioritize family and personal well-being is truly admirable.