Cameron Diaz Talks About Why She Decided To Walk Away From Acting

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Katie Jerkovich Entertainment Reporter
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Cameron Diaz revealed why she decided to walk away from acting and said that she has found “peace” after making the decision to stop making movies.

“It’s a strange thing to say, I know a lot of people won’t understand it, I know you understand it, but it was so intense to work at that level and be that public and put yourself out there,” the 47-year-old actress shared during her appearance on Gwyneth Paltrow’s “In goop Health: The Sessions.” The comments were noted by Page Six in a piece published Thursday. (RELATED: Celebrate Anna Kendrick’s Birthday With Her Hottest Looks [SLIDESHOW])


“There’s a lot of energy coming at you at all times when you’re really visible as an actor and doing press and putting yourself out there,” she added. (RELATED: 25 Times Demi Lovato Rocked The Red Carpet And Stage [SLIDESHOW])

Diaz continued, explaining that ever since she made the decision to walk away from the spotlight she has found “peace.” (RELATED: Salma Hayek’s Cover Of GQ Mexico Is The Best Thing You Will See All Day [PHOTOS])

“A peace in my soul because I finally was taking care of myself,” the superstar shared. “I had been going so hard for so long, working, making films, it’s such a grind. I didn’t make any space for my personal life.”

“And then I decided to … to stop making movies, and really focus on my personal life, my personal relationships with my family, my friends, and then Benji [Madden] and I met each other, and we got married pretty much immediately,” she added.

“The Mask” star recently made headlines with news that she and her husband Benji had welcomed a baby girl in to the world after tying the knot in 2015.