Cameron Diaz: Why I Got Naked, And How I Have It Easier Than Moms

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By Daniel Gates

Cameron Diaz Esquire


Cameron Diaz gets naked for the first time on-screen in Sex Tape. “It’s a first for me,” she tells Esquire. “But Jason [Segel] gets naked, too. It’s just a part of the role. So I did it.” Diaz adds, “I mean you see everything.” And that’s not all she had to do for the movie.

The actress explains, “I found myself in a room in the middle of nowhere Massachusetts at 11:00 at night doing a childbirth scene, and everybody’s screaming at one another — Jason, the cameramen, the director.”

“And me acting like I’m trying to push a basketball out of my vajoon,” says Diaz. “Crazy sh*t, right? And the thing is, I always take a moment to say, ‘We’re lucky. This is a great job. A fun job.’”

Speaking of childbirth, Diaz opens up to the outlet about her decision not to have kids. “It’s so much more work to have children. To have lives besides your own that you are responsible for — I didn’t take that on,” says the star. “That did make things easier for me. A baby — that’s all day, every day for eighteen years.”

She explains, “I like protecting people, but I was never drawn to being a mother. I have it much easier than any of them. That’s just what it is. Doesn’t mean life isn’t sometimes hard. I’m just what I am. I work on what I am. Right now, I think, things are good for me. I’ve done a lot. And I don’t care anymore.”

And the actress is happy to be in her forties. “I like being forty-one. I love it. So much sh*t just falls away,” says Diaz. “Fear, mostly. It’s the best age. That’s when a woman knows how to work things, or she doesn’t care about that anymore. You just stop being afraid. You don’t worry about what men think. You just don’t worry that time registers anything awful.”

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