Cameron Diaz confirms acting retirement: 'I'm literally doing nothing'

The Hollywood star's most recent film credit was 2014 musical Annie

Jacob Stolworthy
Saturday 31 March 2018 10:35 BST
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Hollywood star Cameron Diaz has announced her retirement from acting.

The 45-year-old actor, whose film credits include There's Something About Mary, Charlie's Angels and Gangs of New York, confirmed the news during a sit-down with her co-stars of 2002 comedy The Sweetest Thing Christina Applegate and Selma Blair.

After a discussion about the trio reuniting, EW reports Diaz as responding: “Maybe I should, you know, I mean, I’m down. I’m literally doing nothing. I’m semi-retired, too, and I am actually retired, so I would love to see you ladies.”

Rumours surrounding Diaz's retirement surfaced earlier this month following an interview with Blair in which she stated: “Cameron’s retired from acting. She’s like ‘I’m done.’” Blair later retracted the comments on Twitter.

Diaz's most recent screen credit was 2014 musical Annie in which she starred alongside Jamie Foxx. Her big break arrived in 1994 with Jim Carrey film The Mask with roles in films including My Best Friend's Wedding, The Holiday and Shrek – in which she voiced Princess Fiona – solidifying her as one of the most bankable Hollywood stars.

The Sweetest Thing writer Nancy Pimental and director Roger Kumble have both supported the idea of a sequel with the latter telling Variety magazine: “Nothing would make me happier than to work with all those incredibly talented people.”

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