Cameron Diaz is ready to back into the spotlight. After eight years in Hollywood, the actress opened up about her upcoming Netflix movie Back in Action, admitting she was “both” nervous and excited about getting back in front of the camera.
“It's a little bit of muscle echo, you know what she means?” she explained during a Sept. 16 appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. “She did that for so long, it's kind of like the process, she kind of just fell back into it. But it feels a little bit different.”
Cameron (50 years old) also gushed about how it was “amazing” to return to acting alongside Jamie Foxx, with whom she previously appeared in the 1999 sports drama Any Given Sunday and the 2014 remake of the musical Annie.
“The last movie she made was Annie with Jamie, so the first movie back is this film with Jamie,” she said. “He's so great, so easy, so professional and talented, and just being able to work with him.” She added, “It will be so much fun.”
Jamie (54 years old), who Cameron describes as “like a racehorse,” serves as her co-star and executive producer on Back in Action, which begins production later this year.
Last month, the Oscar winner revealed how he convinced the actress to come out of retirement for the film, saying it involved some good old-fashioned begging.
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We just begged and pleaded on my knees, like, ‘Just give the people one more again,' Jamie exclusively told sources in August. “We love her, we've been waiting on her, and this is just gonna be fantastic.”
During her break from acting, Cameron married Good Charlotte guitarist Benji Madden in 2015 and welcomed daughter Raddix in 2019.
In an episode of In Goop Health: The Sessions, the Charlie's Angels star opened up about her decision to retire at what was seemingly the height of her career, explaining to host Gwyneth Paltrow that she never made “any space for her personal life.”
She said she just decided that she wanted different things out of her life. She had gone so hard for so long, working, making films, and it's such a grind, she said in 2020. “When you're making a movie, it's a perfect excuse they owe you. You're there 12 hours a day for months and have no time for anything else.”
Moreover, Cameron said that her life in the spotlight was draining, which Gwyneth said she could “understand.”
“It's so hard to work at that level and be that public and put yourself out there,” she continued. “There's a lot of energy coming at yes when you're visible as an actor and doing press and putting yourself out there. When Gwyneth asked how it felt to quit that past behind, Cameron replied, “Like peace. Peace in his soul because he was finally taking care of himself.”
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