There’s a good reason why you don’t hear from Cameron Diaz anymore. Not only has she stopped making box office movies, but she’s retreated herself from the limelight altogether. Cameron Diaz used to be one of the highest paid actresses in the entertainment industry. These days, all she wants to be is a normal California girl doing normal everyday things with her close friends and her family. In other words, she’s living a total anti-Hollywood lifestyle.
Then again, Cameron’s fans aren’t surprised that she’s no longer hitting up all the A-list hot spots or walking the red carpet anymore. She has achieved all that she needed to achieve. Plus, the celebrity lifestyle was never for her. She is not the kind of person that needs to push her agenda out to the public. She also doesn’t waste her time caring about what people think of her or try to push sequels of her movies that shouldn’t be made. One of the reasons why her fans love her so much is because she has never been affected by the Hollywood bug. Cameron knows who she is and has managed to stay true to herself all these years. With that being said, here are 15 ways Cameron Diaz is living a very anti-Hollywood lifestyle these days.
We are sure that a lot of people have noticed that Cameron Diaz is no longer making movies. The last time she starred in a movie was back in 2014 in Annie. Since then, she’s been living a very low-key lifestyle outside of Hollywood. She’s taken a break from the industry to allow herself to breathe and “normalize” her life. And so far it seems to be working well for her.
But that doesn’t mean Cameron is gone for good. She never said that she was officially retiring (at least we hope not). This is a break, and nothing else. She once said, “Acting is something different to everybody. I just know that if you watch an actor or actress getting better and better, I think that's them just understanding themselves better and better.”
Can you remember the last time Cameron Diaz said, wore, or did something controversial? We didn’t think so. And there’s a good reason for that: Cameron Diaz is one of the least controversial actresses that the celebrity world has ever seen. You just can’t put her name and scandal in the same sentence because nothing like that has ever happened. She truly is one of Hollywood’s good girls. She doesn’t live by the mantra that any kind of publicity is good publicity. She doesn’t get under people’s skin on purpose, nor does she want to, either.
As a matter of fact, if Cameron has ever said something controversial in her life, it’s probably this: “If you really want to torture me, sit me in a room strapped to a chair and put Mariah Carey's records on.” We are sure the famous diva wasn't happy about that comment!
A lot of Hollywood actresses know that the only way you can survive in the industry today is if you have a brand. You also need a strong presence on social media. All of the big A-list stars from Gwyneth Paltrow to Reese Witherspoon do it. But not Cameron Diaz. Even though she does have an Instagram account, she rarely uses it. She’s just not into social media.
But at the same time, Cameron knows she has to be a realist. Reaching out to your audience is all part of your job and the promotional game. It might suck at times, but that’s part of the lifestyle she signed up for. She once said, “You don't want to be photographed? You don't want to be known? Then you don't need to be out there peddling movies.” She understands that the paparazzi will still follow her, even if she tries her best to avoid it.
Oftentimes a lot of Hollywood stars like to show up to premieres, award shows and celebrity events even though they have nothing to promote. For them, it’s all about being in the spotlight, or stealing the spotlight from someone else. But Cameron doesn’t play that way. She could care less about being a popular celebrity or making sure that all cameras are always on her. In fact, she’s quite the opposite. She wants to live a life that’s as far away from the industry as possible.
Cameron was once quoted as saying, “I can't wait to be that age and hanging out with a bunch of people hanging out all day playing golf and going to the beach, all my own age. We'd be laughing and having a good time.”
A lot of Hollywood actors complain about the lack of privacy in Los Angeles. They always feel like they are stuck inside a celebrity bubble. They’ll dish about their private life in interviews with different publications and then complain when the media knows too much. Fortunately, Cameron isn’t this same way. She doesn’t kiss and tell. And she certainly doesn’t care what you think about her, her present marriage or her past dating life, either. She’s also not here for your commentary, either.
Cameron is also quite the philosopher, especially when it comes to love. She once put it this way: “You can’t waste your time and energy dwelling on what happened or what could’ve been or what might’ve been. Relationships come, relationships go, or they stay or evolve, but we stay alive.”
If there’s one thing that Cameron Diaz could not care any less about, it’s the A-list. That’s because Cameron’s a girl’s girl. She doesn’t waste her time trying to fit in with the A crowd. She treats everyone just the same, regardless of where they come from. That’s why no one has anything negative to say about her.
Cameron also doesn't participate in the cutthroat “reach for the top” game that so many other actresses play. She doesn’t want to pull anyone down in order for her to get up. She has said, “I am just at that stage of wondering where I go from here. I came into this business almost by accident, but now it has become serious. What started as a bit of fun, something to do other than be a model, has taken on a different career curve. I have been forced to ask where that curve is going to end up.”
The great thing about Cameron Diaz is that she’s not hungry for recognition. She’s no Jennifer Aniston, to put it lightly. She doesn’t film one bomb after another because she’s desperate for an Academy Award. Cameron knows what her strengths and her weaknesses are. She also knows who her audience is.
If there’s anything you can say about Cameron, it’s that she has a strong work ethic. She’s a very disciplined and responsible actress who knows what she wants. She has said, “Any person I know who is successful in my business or any other business is so because they work their asses off for it, because nothing is for free. If you want something, if you want to achieve success in any area of life, you must apply your discipline and your work ethic.”
Jimmy Choo who? Cameron Diaz might have worn some of the most expensive couture dresses ever seen on the red carpet but during a normal day out, she’s in nothing more than a pair of shorts and flip flops. Cameron was one of the highest paid actresses in the world, making an estimated $14 million dollars per film. But she’s not one to flaunt her wealth. While other celebrities like to name drop their famous designer pals and wear shoes more expensive than cars, Cameron doesn’t do that. She drives a Toyota Prius, for crying out loud.
Plus, she knows the value of a hard-earned dollar. Cameron has said, “I can't think of anything that anyone has ever accomplished without having some sort of self-discipline. Without knowing how to work for it. Without learning how to earn it.”
People often forget that Cameron Diaz has been married to her husband Benji Madden since 2015. Why? Because she doesn’t talk about it. And she certainly doesn’t like to be photographed with him in public, either. Cameron has a black belt in avoiding every celebrity trap possible.
Now, just because Cameron doesn’t talk about her marriage, that doesn’t mean she’s not happy. She’s said, “You have to find someone in the same place as you are. Timing is everything. If you get into a relationship where you want something the guy doesn’t want, it’s never gonna work. You’re never going to get him to be in that place. No matter how old you are, finding the guy who’s in the same place as you are and wants to show up is the only way a relationship works, period.”
A lot of celebrities want you to believe that living somewhere like Los Angeles is very difficult. That’s because the paparazzi is supposedly waiting for you in every corner. But not for Cameron Diaz. She knows how to navigate the city without getting caught by the cameras.
Cameron still does get recognized by her fans whenever she is out and about. After all, she is a Hollywood icon! And she tries to not let it bother her, either. She once said in an interview, “Crowds are the most difficult thing for me these days because I have to walk with my head down and my eyes averted. There's still that part of me that wants to hold my head up, make eye contact and smile.” Gotta love her positive attitude!
We are sure that you have noticed that there are some Hollywood actresses out there that would never dare to go bare. And no, we are not talking about that kind of “going bare.” We mean by never showing up in public without their full face of makeup on. But Cameron isn’t like that. She’s not obsessed with her appearance. She doesn’t care if you see her with no makeup on, with her blemishes, or with a bad hair day. She’s not vain like that. She has different priorities in her life, and looking perfect all the time is not one of them.
Cameron once wrote in her book, “You will be the most beautiful and healthy and confident woman that you can be, and you deserve that, because YOU ARE MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN YOU HAVE EVER IMAGINED.”
One of the great things about Cameron Diaz is that she’s a laid-back California girl. She’s all about the sun, the sand and the surf. Born and raised near San Diego, Cameron is as laid-back as it gets. It’s no wonder that she’s not like the rest of the Hollywood A-crowd out there. She doesn’t take many things seriously or personally for that matter. Thank goodness, too.
She put it this way: “Unfortunately, as women, we are constantly being pressured about being more beautiful, about being thinner, about looking younger, or sexier, or blonder, or more brunette. As women in today's society, we are encouraged to compare ourselves to other women when what we need to do is focus on our own strengths, our own capabilities, our own beauty.”
Cameron Diaz is no Jennifer Lawrence, and that’s saying a lot. Unlike so many young starlets out there, Cameron is not obsessed with what people think about her. Jennifer, on the other hand, really does put in a lot of effort in making sure that she’s always liked by everyone. She always wants to be on the Best Dressed list, too. Cameron is nothing like that. She knows who she is, and she’s not willing to change for anyone, either.
Cameron said this: “I'm very happy with the way I look. I wake up some morning, catch myself in the bathroom mirror, and go, 'Hey girl, you're alright.' But on the other hand, I find the website stuff, and the polls, something completely removed from my own personal life. You can't take anything like that too seriously, otherwise you'd end up in the loony bin.”
If there’s only one reason you need to fall in love with someone like Cameron Diaz, it’s this one. The girl is not interested in pleasing anyone in Hollywood but herself. You can tell that she’s always been anti-industry because she doesn’t talk about how wonderful all of the executive producers are in Hollywood. Nope, not our Cameron! And she certainly doesn’t waste her time blowing kisses at them during awards shows, either. She’s got better things to do, like living her life by her own rules.
Also, Cameron knows how to stand her ground. She knows how to say no during the right times as well. She’s once said, “I hate committing myself to anything. It's probably the lack of discipline, honestly. I'm probably a spoiled brat worried about getting my way every time.”
Cameron Diaz is truly a good person at heart, and you can’t say that about every Hollywood star out there. That’s because she’s one person who treats everyone the same, regardless of who they are or where they comes from.
Back in 2017, the actress lost her wallet at an upscale restaurant in Beverly Hills. Before making her way into hotspot Matsushia, Cameron unknowingly dropped her wallet. Thankfully, a homeless woman picked it up and walked inside the restaurant in search of Cameron. We hear that Cameron was very grateful that the woman returned her wallet intact. Anyone else would have called the cops on the homeless woman or freaked out about the situation, but not Cameron Diaz. That’s because she truly sees the good in everybody and everything. She is truly a kind-hearted soul.