Cameron Diaz has joked that she has to live until she’s 107 now that she’s become a mom aged 47 while discussing why she vanished from Hollywood.
The actress welcomed her daughter Raddix last year aged 47 with husband Benji Madden.
Speaking about becoming a mom, she said:
‘A lot of people do it the other way around … they get married [and] have a family in their youth
‘I’m kind of doing it in the second half of my life. The only pressure for me now is I have to live to be, like, 107, you know? No pressure!’
She added that she’s very happy with life away from the big screen.
“Even with all of the amazing experiences I’ve had in traveling and accomplishments of working hard and putting things into the world I’m proud of … I know, this is really the most gratifying time in my life, to be in this place, to get here.
‘Having a family when you’re young … it’s like anything when you’re young: You do it. But when you’re my age and you decide to do it, it’s a real choice. You really have to work hard for it.”
Speaking to Noami Campbell on her YouTube channel, Diaz explained why she took a step away from acting.
“I feel really resolved. I mean, I never say never to anything, first of all, but I feel really resolved. I haven’t made a movie since 2014. It’s been a long time, it’s been seven years or six years since I made a film. Girl, I am okay with that.
“There’s no part of me that’s like, ‘I gotta get in front of a camera!’ I don’t feel that way – and that’s not to say I won’t someday. But I’m really resolved at where I’m at right now.”