Cameron Diaz’s last big acting year was 2014, where she delivered flop after flop. After that year, she took some time away, and now her The Sweetest Thing co-star Selma Blair is saying she’s fully retired from acting.
While speaking to The Daily Mail at the Vanity Fair Oscars party, Selma says she and Cameron were reminiscing about 2002’s The Sweetest Thing over lunch recently. Selma really loved The Sweetest Thing and says she would have loved to have made a sequel. Personally, I’d rather have a prequel that explains who in Thomas Jane’s life talked him into such a tragic haircut. But a sequel is not going to happen.
“I had lunch with Cameron the other day, we were reminiscing about the film. I would have liked to do a sequel but Cameron’s retired from acting, she’s like ‘I’m done.’ I mean, she doesn’t need to make any more films, she has a pretty great life, I don’t know what it would take to bring her back. She’s happy.”
The Daily Star claims that Cameron is getting offers, but is not interested.
“Cameron is constantly inundated with film scripts trying to tempt her out of retirement but she’s just not interested. She’s happy, in love and wants to make the most of her freedom and free time.”
The “in love” part would be with Benji Madden, her husband of three years (a measure of time that I think we can all agree has beaten any of our expectations, right?).
Thanks to the residual checks she gets every time Lifetime airs a My Best Friend’s Wedding marathon, Cameron Diaz is probably set for life, which means she’s at the point where she can be extremely picky. So whoever is still sending her scripts, stop and ask yourself if the script is worth it before you call a courier. Because she’s a retiree, and she’s got better things to do than accept your trash like the year is 2014, okay?. Sure, she’s only 45. But she also did six Shrek movies. That’s the kind of work that more than entitles her to live that retiree life of sipping drinks on the pool deck all day.