Cameron Diaz Tells Esquire August 2014: “I Was Never Drawn To Being a Mother”
In her interview, the “There’s Something About Mary” stunner discusses why she went against the grain and decided 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. That did make things easier for me. A baby — that's all day, every day for eighteen years. Not having a baby might really make things easier, but that doesn't make it an easy decision. 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 unlike many of her Tinseltown peers, Cameron isn’t freaked out about being in her forties. "I like being forty-one. I love it. So much sh*t just falls away. 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."
Diaz decided to go nude for her forthcoming film “Sex Tape” with Jason Segel and she doesn’t regret it. "It's a first for me. But Jason [Segel] gets naked, too. It's just a part of the role. So I did it. I mean you see everything."
Furthermore, Cameron understands how blessed she is- "It's a weird job, right? [For Sex Tape] 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. 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.'”
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