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06 August 2020 06:34

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Cameron Diaz Told Gwyneth Paltrow That Stepping Away from Hollywood Gave Her Peace

Cameron Diaz's decision to retire at what was seemingly the height of her career was met with skepticism at the time, but it's now clear that it was the best move for the Hollywood starlet. As she explained to Gwyneth Paltrow for the latest episode of In Goop Health: The Sessions, Cameron's devotion to her career meant that she never made "any space for [her] personal life." "I just decided that I wanted different things out of my life. I had gone so hard for so long, working, making films and it's such a grind," she said. You're there for 12 hours a day for months on end and you have no time for anything else." Moreover, the Charlie's Angels star said that her life in the spotlight was draining, something that Gwyneth said she could "understand." Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden: Romance Rewind 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. But Cameron said that when she turned 40, she decided to find herself and become "self-sufficient" again, especially since she had been catered to so much in her career.

When Gwyneth asked what it felt like to leave that past behind, Cameron responded, "Like peace. A peace in my soul because I was finally taking care of myself." The pair married in 2015 and lead a quiet life, but as of late, The Mask star can't help but gush over her 7-month-old daughter Raddix Madden. Cameron Diaz, 47, is thoroughly enjoying her life off the Hollywood red carpets and out of the box office films. The actress, who retired from the movie industry after acting in her 2014 films, sat down for a video chat with fellow actress Gwyneth Paltrow, 47, on the Aug. 5 episode of Gwyneth's show In Goop Health: The Sessions, which you can watch above, and revealed that she's felt "peace" after walking away from her movie career. A peace in my soul because I was finally taking care of myself," she said during the video chat.

"It's a strange thing to say, I know a lot of people won't understand it, I know you understand it, but it was so intense to work at that level and be that public and put yourself out there," she continued. "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." Cameron also went on to describe herself as being "sensitive to some energies" that would bother her sometimes when she was active in the industry and admitted it helped her to stop and think about what she was doing and what she wanted to do. "I stopped and really looked at my life," she said. You're there for 12 hours a day for months on end you have no time for anything else. "I realized I handed off parts of my life to all these other people," she added.

"I had to basically take it back and take responsibility for my own life." It was when she turned 40 that she really realized what her next step should be. "I had been going so hard for so long, working, making films, such a grind. Her personal life then became top priority when she married Benji Madden, 41, in 2015 and they welcomed their daughter Raddix earlier this year. "We got married pretty much immediately because we realized we just had to do it," Cameron said about Benji on Gwyneth's show. I'm older than him, not a lot older, but he was at the place in his life where he also wanted to do that as well." Cameron Diaz reveals to Gwyneth Paltrow why she left Hollywood: 'I got a peace in my soul' Cameron Diaz is opening up about why she decided to walk away from Hollywood.

In a conversation with Gwyneth Paltrow, which streamed live on YouTube Wednesday, the "Bad Teacher" star discussed her life and what made her decide to step back from acting. According to Diaz, leaving the Hollywood spotlight helped her find peace. "I got a peace in my soul, because I finally was taking care of myself," she told Paltrow. I know a lot of people won't understand it. Plus, according to Diaz, your life isn't your own when you're a movie star. And I realized I handed off parts of my life to all these other people. Diaz also described how actors are put in a position "where everything is taken care of for us." Diaz said she needed to leave acting in order to become "self-sufficient again." "I really needed to know that I could take care of myself and that I knew how to be an adult and I knew how to navigate the world of the complexity of being an adult and having responsibility and putting all the pieces of my life together the way that I wanted it to be put together, not how other people thought it should go," she continued. "I said, 'How do I want my life to function? She married musician Benji Madden in 2015 and the couple welcomed their first child, a daughter named Raddix, in January. Cameron Diaz and husband Benji Madden welcome baby girl Raddix Diaz has been open about leaving her Hollywood career before. "I am not going to do more films at the moment," she said. Cameron Diaz reveals whether she'll ever do movies again after years of retirement She continued, "Everybody's out there in quarantine right now, which is really, really hard and discouraging, but it looks like we're getting the swing of it at least." To help you figure out how to wear your hair in the new year, we've rounded up the five biggest haircut trends of 2020, so you'll be sure of what you want before you head to the salon in January.