Cameron Diaz Talks To Kevin Hart on Walking Away from Acting: I 'Wanted to Make My Life Manageable'
Recently, Cameron Diaz opened up about the decision to move on from acting, revealing how at 40, she felt her life had become consumed by her work.
Diaz opened up to Kevin Hart during an interview on Hart's Peacock talk show, Hart to Heart, this week, the actor asked Diaz what had motivated her to stop acting.
"When you do something at a really high level for a long period of time...when you're the person who's sort of delivering on this one thing — you're the person on the screen, you're the person who's like 'the talent' — everything around you, all parts of you that isn't that has to be sort of handed off to other people," she said.
Diaz explained to Hart how "every aspect" of her life was being managed, from her finances to her home. "Me as a human being — not me as Cameron Diaz, because Cameron Diaz is a machine — but for my personal, spiritual self, I was realizing that it's kind of like that one part of me that functioned at a high level wasn't enough," she continued.
Despite her love for acting, Diaz said that there were certain areas of her life she "wasn't touching" or "wasn't managing" because of her mega-watt career. "I couldn't really manage it because it was so big, everything was so massive," she said.
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Ultimately, Diaz said she decided to step back from acting "to make [her] life manageable." "Like, my routine in a day is literally what I can manage to do by myself," she said. "It's the best feeling. I feel whole."
Retiring from acting afforded Diaz the "time" and "space" for "all those things [she] didn't have time for before," such as starting a family with husband Benji Madden.
Cameron Diaz and husband Benji Madden
The couple welcomed daughter Raddix in December 2019.