Cameron Diaz has hinted at her decision to retire from acting, calling Hollywood “a trap”.
culminating in Michelle Visage’s Rule Breakers podcast, Diaz, 49, described how she felt “maximum” to the demands of Hollywood and decided to take a break to focus on spending time with her family.
“I feel like a trap for everyone,” says Diaz.
“Again, I just go back to the trap of it all, especially in our society, like what we value, what we think is important… see if it matters to you. no, that’s fine.”
She added: “Without judgment, if that’s what really kicks you in the day, if that’s what you need, then that’s great.
“For me personally, looking at what comes with my position in Hollywood, I’ve been at maximum effect.
“I feel like I’ve done it all, but I haven’t done this yet, that’s what I’m doing now.
“In a healthy relationship, the right challenge to help me grow, a partner with whom I can go through the hardest times and show who I am in my worst moments and still be. There is this person who loves me and is still building and growing together. ”
Diaz has been married to Benji Madden, lead guitarist of the rock band Good Charlotte, since 2015.
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The couple share a daughter, two-year-old Raddix Madden.
While talking with Visage, Diaz also revealed that she suffers from lack of confidence like many other women.
“I am completely the victim of all the social protests and exploitation that women have to endure,” she said.
“I bought all of them myself at certain times.
“It’s hard not to be, it’s hard not to look at yourself and judge yourself by other signs of beauty, and I think that’s one of the biggest things, the last eight years, girl… I’m wild, I like a wild animal, I’m a beast. ”
Diaz and Visage discussed the Me Too movement and their own experiences of what went wrong while working in the show business.
“In the early 1990s, it was still like the extreme poverty and the level of power exploitation was just posed across the entire industry.
“It’s the normal thing to do to look like (fake laugh) and be able to get through it unscathed. Be involved enough to make everyone feel cared for, but don’t be a victim. “
Visage, 53, added: “I totally agree and that was another time. Now we are in another time, thank God, especially for women.
“Thank God we live in a time where now we can say ‘it’s really out of line’, when you can’t because you’re going to lose your job and I don’t tolerate it in any way. anyway, just like that. it was. “
Michelle Visage’s Rule Breakers is available on BBC Sounds and Radio 2.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/movies/hollywood-is-a-trap-says-cameron-diaz-41424747.html Cameron Diaz says: Hollywood is a ‘trap’