Cameron Diaz opened up about what she missed about her acting career and why she decided to return to the big screen in a new interview with CBS Saturday morning.
The 49-year-old actress, who recently announced she’s coming out of retirement after eight years, told co-host Dana Jacobson that she misses “aspects of acting or filmmaking.”
Diaz also shared why she decided to leave her career behind in the first place despite being the highest paid actress over 40 at the time, saying she wanted to take a step back and “take a look at what the bigger picture is for looks me. ‘
Comeback: Cameron Diaz opened up about what she missed about her acting career and why she decided to return to the big screen in a new interview with CBS Saturday morning
The San Diego native looked chic as ever as she sat down to chat with Jacobson and her business partner Katherine Power, wearing a stylish white button-up and blue jeans.
When asked if she misses acting, she replied, “I miss aspects of acting or filmmaking. Yes, making films is a special skill that is fun to practice and be a part of.
The four-time Golden Globe nominee added: “But yeah, it’s a different lifestyle. And you kind of have to be willing to do that.’
Missing it: The 49-year-old actress told co-host Dana Jacobson that she misses “aspects of acting or filmmaking,” but added, “It’s a different lifestyle. And you have to be ready for that’; Pictured with business partner Katherine Power
The Mask star went on to talk about why she ended her career while she was at the peak of her game.
“When you’re doing something that you know you’ve done well and know how to do, and it’s taken your whole life, it’s a nice thing to say, ‘You know what? Let me just step back for a second, look at how the bigger picture looks to me, and what are the things I could do better and engage more with to make me feel more complete?
“Everyone only has 100%, and you always have to figure out how to divide that 100% in order to spread it across all the important parts of your life,” she added.
Acting break: The four-time Golden Globe nominee also shared why she chose to leave her career behind in the first place, despite being the highest-paid actress over 40 at the time
A pause: ‘Let me just take a step back and take a look at how the bigger picture is for me, and what are the things I could do better and be more involved so I feel more whole?’ she said
Diaz’s husband, Benji Madden, reportedly played a role in her return and “encouraged her not to retire,” according to People.
A source told the publication that Diaz is ‘ready to act again. She just needed a nudge. Benji has always been very supportive of what Cameron wants to do, especially in her career.”
The insider added that Diaz is taking a more cautious strategy with her film career this time around and doesn’t want her life to overtake her: “She doesn’t want acting to overtake her life like it did before,” the source said.
The blonde beauty and the 43-year-old rocker wed in 2015, a year after she retired from acting. The couple share daughter Raddix Madden, who is two and a half years old.
Supportive: Diaz’s husband of seven years, Benji Madden, 43, reportedly “encouraged her not to retire,” according to People; Pictured in 2016
Diaz’s last on-screen role was as Miss Colleen Hannigan in the 2014 musical comedy Annie opposite Jamie Foxx.
And appropriately her will be making her Hollywood comeback with a film titled Back in Action, in which she will once again appear opposite Foxx.
The news was announced through a message shared on Foxx’s Twitter account in late June.
The 54-year-old actor has notably brought in Tom Brady to bring the formerly retired actress back from her long hiatus.
According to Variety, the film will be directed by Seth Gordon. The media office pointed out that details of the plot of the project are currently being withheld from the public.
The expected release date of Back In Action has not yet been announced.
Recent role: The star is set to make her Hollywood comeback with a movie titled ‘Back in Action’, in which she will star alongside her ‘Annie’ co-star Jamie Foxx; Pictured in a 2014 still of Annie