A couple years ago Cameron Diaz announced that she had retired from acting. Her last gig was as Miss Hannigan in 2014’s abysmal Annie remake, a performance that caused Carol Burnett to roll over in her grave (and the woman isn’t even dead yet!). Since then, Cammie D married one of the Good Charlotte twins (allegedly Benji Madden, but who knows, her and sister-in-law Nicole Richie could be swapping on the reg), had a baby daughter, callously named her Raddix Chloe Wildflower Madden, and declared she was getting into the wellness business.
Recently 47-year-old Cameron launched a “clean”, chemical-free wine line called Avaline (um, that’s a far better name than Raddix), and went on Gwyneth Paltrow’s digital series “In Goop Health: The Sessions” to promote it. The two friends chatted about motherhood, marriage, and being a “manifester”. For all I know, they also talked about who killed Jeffrey Epstein, but I couldn’t watch more than ten seconds of that rich-wellness-lady-spiritual-journey mumbo jumbo without my morning bowl of Honey Bunches of Oats creeping its way back up my throat.
Thankfully, a writer from E! Online did the Lord’s work and transcribed some of the interview, including the part where Gwyneth, 47, asked how it felt to leave the acting business. Cameron replied:
“Like peace. A peace in my soul because I was finally taking care of myself.”
Cammie said she retired because she found a career in the spotlight draining, and 12 hour days on set made her neglect her personal life:
“It’s so intense to work at that level and be that public and put yourself out there. There’s a lot of energy coming at you at all times when you’re really visible as an actor and doing press and putting yourself out there,” she shared, adding that she is particularly “sensitive” to the “energies” of other people.
Gwyneth was obviously all, “Oo, I get it, sunshine sister, as I’m also semi-retired from acting, despite the fact that I’m a regular on that Politician crapola on Netflix”.
Cameron went on to credit husband Benji with guiding her through her “painful” journey of self-discovery:
“I broke that mirror about a thousand times when he put it up to me. I was like, ‘I hate you… don’t show me that,’ and he was like, ‘Look, bitch. Look’,” she laughed. “Thank God for him.”
Here’s the full hour-long interview if you’re into that sort of thing:
And here’s Cammie and her wine line co-creator Katherine Power doing a TikTok challenge to keep up with the kids:
Hmmmm. “Clean” wellness wine with zero chemicals? I’m skeptical. But hey, as long as it gets me fucked up, I’m down for any — Wait, it’s $24? Twenty-four dollars?! For one bottle? Uh, no thanks, Cammie, I think I’ll stick to my $10 reds that taste like vinegar.