Ask anyone who was one of the biggest actresses in the 90's and early 2000's and it would be probable that one of the first names they would say in Cameron Diaz.
Between 1994 and 2014 Diaz had been in at least 45 different movies. Some huge comedic blockbusters others dramatic and thought provoking but then, she just walked away.
In late 2014 Cameron Diaz announced she was retiring from acting without ever explaining why.
You would think having a successful career that most actors and actresses would kill for would be reason enough to continue acting but Diaz decided to step away from the spotlight and focus on a multitude of other ventures.
She wrote a couple of books, got married and started a family but up until recently decided to keep mum on why she ultimately decided to pivot careers.
In an interview with Gwyneth Paltrow for her YouTube series, In Goop Health, Diaz finally addressed what lead her to make the shocking decision to step away.
“I just decided that I wanted different things out of my life,” the model-turned-actor-turned-author told Paltrow. “I’d gone so hard for so long, working and making films, and it’s such a grind. I didn’t really make any space for my personal life. And then I decided to stop making movies and really focus on my personal life, my personal relationships with my family, with my friends."
Really it's a very thoughtful interview so if you have some time today I highly recommend you check it out above! view
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