Some of Hollywood’s greatest “Fuck it” energy in all of celluloid history was when Cameron Diaz decided that after being a huge, massive movie star for several decades, she was done with all that, and decided to retire in her 40s. Cameron was happy to stay home, hang out with her husband Benji Madden, welcome a kid named Raddix into this world, sip some ok-tasting wine, and just live that no-work life. But apparently, Cameron wasn’t able to resist the siren song of a Netflix paycheck, because she’s coming back to acting once again.
Cameron unofficially retired back in 2014, a year that included roles in the Annie remake, The Other Woman, and Sex Tape. And for the most part, it sounded like retirement suited Cameron just fine. She claimed that she only found “peace” after leaving acting. And in 2018, she claimed that the only thing that could pull her out of retirement was to reunite for a sequel to The Sweetest Thing. Terrible news for fans of under-appreciated acting trio of Cameron Diaz, Christina Applegate, and Selma Blair – but Netflix hasn’t bought the rights to The Sweetest Thing (tragic). Cameron will be reuniting with Jamie Foxx on their third movie together, an action-comedy called Back in Action. via The Hollywood Reporter:
Horrible Bosses director Seth Gordon will direct Back in Action from a script he wrote with Brendan O’Brien. The storyline for the action comedy film is being kept under wraps, but production is due to start later this year.
The announcement was made via Foxx’s social media, where he posted audio of him, Diaz and NFL star Tom Brady talking.
According to the audio posted by Jamie Foxx to Instagram earlier today, Jamie brought in Tom Brady to help give Cameron some advice on “un-retiring,” since Tom is so good at that. About five months ago, Tom announced that he was officially retiring from the NFL, so that he could pursue other things, like his various business ventures, and hanging out with his family. About a month later, he decided he didn’t actually want that, and came out of retirement. But Cameron has been retired for eight years, and Tom was retired for about eight seconds. I don’t know what advice Tom could possibly give Cameron besides shrugging profusely and ample use of the words “Whoopsies! Just kidding!“.
The last time Cameron added credits to her IMDb page, she ended up on the receiving end of several Razzie nominations. I trust that the script for Back in Action is good, otherwise – why would she come out of retirement for it? I just want her to be smart this time around. My advice to Cameron would be to avoid another accidental lapse in judgement, and trust your gut. And I’m not talking about the movie itself. It’s Netflix, honey – they’re currently in a bad way, allegedly. So please, ask for all the money upfront, and in cash, if possible!