Cameron Diaz announced her retirement from acting in 2018 while speaking to Entertainment Weekly. According to IMDb, she has been an actress for more than 20 years and has starred in popular films such as There’s Something About Mary and Bad Teacher over the years. Ultimately, however, Diaz realized that she was focusing all of her time on acting and neglecting the things and people that make up all other aspects of her life. Following her retirement, she welcomed her first daughter, Raddix Madden, with husband Benji Madden, according to Entertainment Tonight.
Diaz spoke with Kevin Hart on his show Hart to Heart in 2021 and opened up about retirement (via Independent). “For my personal, spiritual self, I realized that the one part of me that was functioning at a high level wasn’t enough. It’s fun to do, I love it, I love acting, I could go forever,” she said. However, she then had an epiphany, sharing, “I just looked around and there were so many parts of my life that I wasn’t touching and not managing, and I couldn’t really manage it because everything was so solid.”
Movie fans might have thought that Diaz’s retirement was the official end of her acting career, but things have only recently changed. According to Entertainment Weekly, the actress is coming back for a Netflix movie, and her husband has some thoughts about it.
Benji Madden fully supports Cameron Diaz’s next move
Cameron Diaz hasn’t acted in a movie since her role as Miss Hannigan in the 2014 film remake of “Annie,” according to IMDb. Since taking a break from acting, Diaz has focused on her family and marriage. And despite previously announcing her retirement, Diaz is officially returning to screens for a Netflix movie called Back in Action, starring Jamie Foxx, due out in 2023. Her husband, Benji Madden, is fully supportive of his wife’s return to the industry and couldn’t be happier.
A source close to the family told People that the actor’s husband is “very excited for her.” “He encouraged her not to retire,” the insider explained, saying that the film is “the perfect movie project” for Diaz to come back with because “she’s worked with Jamie in the past.” and had a great time”. Speaking about getting back into things, the source said, “She’s feeling a little rusty and nervous, but mostly excited. She is ready to tackle this film project.”
Foxx tweeted a recorded phone conversation between him and Diaz chatting about her return to acting. Ultimately, he handed the call to Tom Brady, who was willing to give Diaz some pointers on “unretirement.” Production on Back in Action is slated to begin later this year, and viewers can look forward to seeing the film on Netflix next year.