Cameron Diaz’ last silver screen appearance was in the 2014 musical film Annie. Following her role in the flick as protagonist Miss Agatha Hannigan, the actress seemingly disappeared from the spotlight. Now, the former Charlie’s Angel explains her choice to stay out of the public eye.
Diaz is one of the celebs featured in InStyle’s 25th Anniversary September issue. Speaking to the magazine the actress reveals that she’s prioritizing herself now.
“I started [experiencing fame] when I was 22, so 25 years ago — that’s a long time,” the actress tells InStyle. “The way I look at it is that I’ve given more than half of my life to the public. I feel it’s OK for me to take time for myself now to reorganize and choose how I want to come [back] into the world. If I decide to. I don’t miss performing.”
Now that Diaz isn’t going out of her way to act in movies anymore, the former model is now hard at work as an author. Diaz has now published two books about health and wellness. Her first was The Body Book: The Law of Hunger, the Science of Strength, and Other Ways to Love Your Amazing Body published in 2013. Most recently, Diaz published The Longevity Book: The Science of Aging, the Biology of Strength, and the Privilege of Time back in 2016.
Diaz became a household name when she starred opposite Jim Carrey in 1994’s “The Mask”. Since then, the star enjoyed a lengthy 20-year career being able to act in multiple film genres.