Cameron Diaz as one of the most famous and bankable Hollywood actresses during the 90s and 00s, but announced in 2018 that she would be quitting the business and never really explained why.
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Diaz doesn’t really owe anyone an explanation – she can do whatever she wants – but she was a guest on Kevin Hart’s new talk show ‘Hart To Heart’ and decided to go into the reasons for her decision. You can watch a clip from it below or just read what she had to say underneath:
When you do something at a really high level for a long period of time, when you’re the person that is delivering one thing, you’re the person on the screen, all parts of you that isn’t that has to sort of be handed off to other people.
This included different parts of my life, my home, every aspect, from finance, just the management of me as a human being, not me as Cameron Diaz the machine.
For my personal, spiritual self, I was realising that that one part of me that functioned at a high level wasn’t enough.
It’s fun to do, I love it, I love acting, I could go forever, I sometimes feel like I have unlimited energy and inertia.
I just looked around and there were so many parts of my life that I wasn’t touching and that I wasn’t managing, and I couldn’t really manage, because everything was so massive.
I have a lot of great friends and incredible people who supported me for so long, and I believe it’s about the people you have in your life who help you keep things moving.
I had some amazing people but I had other people who were not serving my best interests always, but you don’t have time to figure those things out if you are just going with blinders on, you’re in the tunnel.
For me, I just really wanted to make my life manageable by me. My routine in a day is literally what I can manage to do by myself.
I met my husband, we started a family, all the things I didn’t have time for before, and not just the time for but didn’t have the space to make the decisions, the right decision for me at the time.
It’s the best feeling, I feel whole.
Well that’s a really long winded way of saying that ‘I just didn’t really want to do it anymore and wanted to focus on other things’ isn’t it? I suppose a lot of people have problems articulating their feelings around similar decisions though so fair play for her to speaking out about it and hopefully it inspires regular people to make some changes if they’re struggling with their lives/careers. Best of luck to Diaz as well in the future.
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