Cameron Diaz’s Uncle Terry pictorial in Esquire UK: hot mess or just hot?

Cameron Diaz has an amazing body. She has killer legs, great muscle tone and proportional bolt-ons. Her hair is growing out into a great bob. Her face doesn’t look so waxy and frozen anymore. Basically, she looks better than she has in years. So WHY does she need to pose like this for Esquire UK? I get that it’s a men’s mag (a “lad mag” in British parlance), and she feels the need to go “sexy” rather “sophisticated”. But surely she was given other styling options besides this, right? This shiz looks like Maxim crap.

… Oh. The photo shoot is by Terry Richardson. No further explanation needed. So gross.

Some highlights from Camy’s Esquire interview:

Turning 40 years old: “For the first time in my life I’m content. I’m so excited. Getting older is the best part of life. Like, I know more than I’ve ever known. I have gratitude. I know myself better. I feel more capable than ever. And as far as the physicality of it – I feel better at 40 than I did at 25. I’m so excited. Getting older is the best part of life. Like, I know more than I’ve ever known.”

Why she never got married: “I’m smart! No, it’s hard to say. It just wasn’t the thing I was drawn to. I certainly didn’t want it in my 20s. Or my 30s… so, we’ll see! I’d always wanted to get hitched in Vegas at least three times.”

What she looks for in a dude: “I want someone who takes care of themselves, who’s strong. To hear people are engaged in life like that is exciting to me. It’s funny because as my girlfriends get older, I see how their relationships have evolved, and you know, the people you’re drawn to changes. I’m not attracted to the same people that I was drawn to in my twenties.”

She hasn’t ruled out kids: “I don’t need to have the children in my life be a part of my literal flesh. And anyway, there’s still a possibility of that, I ain’t that old. I’m feeling very … capable.”

She claims she doesn’t Botox: “There’s no such thing as anti-ageing. You can’t go back in time. So for me, it’s about living in this moment, the best that I can. Contentment is about coming to terms with life as it is.”

[From The Mail, People Magazine]

Some of it sounds very Jennifer Aniston-esque (as in, like it came from a self-help book), which is kind of normal for Camy. The Cameron Diaz of magazine interviews is very different (I think) from the real Camy Diaz, who can be somewhat of a mess. Remember the Camy that dated notorious d-bag cheater Alex Rodriguez? Yeah. So, who is the real Camy? The self-possessed, New Age-y woman who embraces her aging and her flaws with a sunny disposition and calm, collected energy… or is she somewhat pricklier, needier, crazier, and dare I say, trashier?

Photos courtesy of Terry Richardson/Esquire UK.

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  1. Hakura says:

    She’s beautiful as always, but I think all those ‘spread eagle’ shots leave something to be desired. It just comes off as a bit trashy.

    She also repeated herself in the interview a few times.

  2. Lulu says:

    Gross is right. Holy sh$t Cammie, needing some attention these days?

  3. Tina says:

    She isn’t my favorite but I always liked the fact she didn’t get her boobs done. Now … meh.

  4. really says:

    Women like her wonder why they don’t get substantial roles in Hollywood. How about promoting yourself as an actress, not a porn star?
    And I believe she doesn’t botox. No need to when there are 3000 dollar laser treatments at your disposal.

  5. Evadstructn says:

    So many crotch shots! I can just imagine pervy uncle terry on the shoot, being gross and egging her on.

  6. Ruth says:

    Why does she have fake breasts? and why is she posing like a monkey in drag for a creepy freak?

  7. Mandy says:

    Her boobs are NOT cute. I just don’t care for Cameron. For some reason, she really gets on my nerves. I think it’s her laugh.

  8. Charlotte says:

    Eurgh. I wasn’t the biggest Cammy D fan to begin with, but after this Uncle Terry, legs spread, arse out shoot, I’m completely put off.


  9. Boo says:

    The open-legged squat pose always makes me think, “boy, she’s really together and classy.”

  10. Suzy (from Ontario, Canada) says:

    The whole shoot, including the cover, really cheapens her. Disappointing.

  11. RN says:

    I wish women would respect themselves more. It is not necessary, as an established actress, to pose like this while dressed as a hooker.

  12. Blannie says:

    It looks like Cammy’s going to pee in the spread-legged shots. Her fake boobs look fake. Derrr.

    Terry R has a certain look to his photographs so they always look boringly predictable. Like a 16 year old inexperienced boy’s version of a sexy female.

    Boring, both of them.

  13. laura says:

    Cameron is 44 not 40 ( I was at the same school)! So it is always annoying when I see her lying about her age!

  14. Hannah says:

    She has all the money in the world yet it looks like she paid about 200 bucks for those tits…

  15. Toniko says:

    Yikes, that’s Playboy trashy.

  16. dcypher1 says:

    That one pic where shes squating looks like shes taking a dump.

  17. yellowshaba says:

    Threres something to be said about a sexy photo shoot. This is soooo not sexy, it actually does her a great injustice. What’s up with the spread eagle crotch shots?..looks like her aim was more hustler than classy esquire. Bad move

  18. Helvetica says:

    I’m a huge fan of Diaz but these pictures seem beneath her.

    I do like her funny comment about why she never got married — “I’m smart!”


  19. serena says:

    From a girl perspective these pics are gross and trashy.

    I like Camy but she should stop pretending she’s fine with aging and with her body. Girl, please stop. Everybody knows about your bolts-on and botox face.

  20. bar world land says:

    I never understood the hype about her. She’s got a nice body, but her face looks like she got hit with a frying pan at a young age and never got it fixed. blech.

  21. kingkayski says:

    Women like her are the ones who is afraid of getting old,when they’re at their 40′s and still dress ,acts and talks like 20′s,they’re in denial of their actual age.And it shows in their face how stressed they are at their age by looking older than they really are,Cammie looks older than 40 and looks haggard looking without the help of make up.Look at Sofia Vergara,that’s the woman who embraced getting old and proud of it.

    • pretty says:

      but that’s not fair.
      first, cameron lacks melanin a lot thus light hair/eyes.
      on top of that she has been tanning like hell so… even if she has a mental peace about her age, she is bound to have that haggard look.
      and sofia has a lot of melanin than cammy. so her skin is stronger to sun and aging in general than her

      • kingkayski says:

        I think they have both the same skin pigments as they are both blond and fair skin and spanish descend.Only Sofia looks after herself very well and doesn’t resort to botox(yet) or fillers or any kinds of damaging skin treatments.If you put their pictures side by side,Sofia looks a lot younger than Cammie eventhough tahy’re at the same age.I think it got nothing to do with severe tanning,it more to do with acceptance of once true age and self.

  22. Memory30 says:

    I wish I have her body ;( it’s amazing

  23. pretty says:

    she is insanely rich but she couldn’t afford a nice breast surgeon?
    Also victoria beckham.
    why do all these rich hollywood stars get boob job so poorly done?? sad..

    • lizzi says:

      Ive always thought that maybe really skinny women that don’t have an ounce of fat or are just muscular and lean don’t lend themselves to breast implants as much.. as in the edges don’t have any fat to “blend in” to. Maybe that’s just me though.

  24. Christina says:

    Her body looks great and she is a beautiful woman obviously, so I do not get why she is posing like a cheap hooker?? She says she is content with getting older, but those photos do not reflect that. They look desperate and skanky. Gross. Ever since she dated A-Rod I have to give her the side eye. I used to like her quite a bit, but not so much anymore.

  25. Ellie66 says:

    Its like the pornography! Lol! Cams legs are amazing so is her body, her face…not so much. These pics look cheap and trashy (all of uncle Terry’s do) she is better than this.

  26. sillyone says:

    Yuck..Trashy..Cheap..And I just can’t get the image of “Uncle Terry” pulling on his pud behind the camera while taking these shots.Gross!

  27. littlemissnaughty says:

    What the …. Okay, her body looks ridiculously hot, I’m green with envy. BUT that photo shoot … Jesus. There’s sexy, there’s provocative, and then there’s demeaning. This is not cute or hot, it’s a mess and it has written Uncle Terry all over it. That man has one aesthetic and that is cheap. And boring.

    Oh, guuurl. *shakes head*

  28. Lindsey says:

    I feel obligated to mention that any pictures taken by Terry Richardson will ALWAYS end up looking trashy, sexpotty and skanky to the hilt because that’s HIS modus operandi.

  29. Miss says:

    She’s gorgeous but this photo shoot makes me uncomfortable.

  30. grabbyhands says:

    Unfortunately, she looks like someone’s mother trying to pose for “sexy” photos. And failing.

  31. hillbillyinthecorner says:

    What can I say……Trashy is a start…Photoshopped to Hell and back….exspecially the legs and butt …and the boobs look like somebody painted circles on her chest they are so fake….and why is she posing like a 14 yr old boys wet dream of what a hooker looks like ?…
    My Lord the lady has NO TASTE what so ever does she….Horrible imagine for a 44 yr old woman to want to look like…
    Besides the fact that this in one on the most unattractive women in Hollywood….

  32. Nicolette says:

    Eww. Please make this go away. Why would anyone pose for Terry Richardson? Creep, big time creep.

  33. BooBooLaRue says:

    Mutton dressed as lamb. She is much older than 40! And on the trash track like Madonna.

  34. strah says:

    It seems that both Terry and Cam think that the only interesting thing about her is her crotch; it seems to be the focal point in the majority of the photos.

  35. eileen says:

    She has a hot bod-but her face is very severe. I used to think she was SO gorgeous, but now she’s ‘meh’ to me.

  36. lulu says:

    Try WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY too hard. These ‘older’ actresses are so pathetic and desperately clinging to their long gone youth. Posing with your legs spread wide apart is never classy either.

  37. ladybert62 says:

    Trashy – trashy – trashy.

    She is lovely and talented – why does she sell herself so low?

  38. Nan209 says:

    It seems like she is trying to convince herself that 40 is awesome and not a scary reality that death is that much closer.

    However, I would rather know everything I know now than to be the idiot I was in my youth.

  39. Bobby the K says:

    Most people with a camera can take photos as well if not better than TR. Nothing he does is special, just don’t get the demand for his work.

    She looks well preserved and the images well manipulated here. But the poses, outfits? It’s not ‘edgy’ anymore, when everyone else is doing it.

    So what’s the point? Yes, trying too hard. There is a way to make women look sexy, at almost any age. But it requires imagination, work etc.

  40. TheOriginalKitten says:

    I like her, probably because everyone else hates her ;)

    But this photo shoot is terrible..No respect for Esquire for hiring Nasty Uncle Terry. I wonder what Cammy thought when she saw the photos? I would be pretty horrified…

  41. roxy750 says:

    This really pi**es me off. As if this is what women are for…they are only beautiful when their legs are spread?? I am not making it up either, almost every picture has her legs wide open. Disgusting. Respect yourself.

  42. KC says:

    Did they not see how fake her boobs look with these poses and this styling? I mean the least they could have done was tone it down in Photoshop. They look *horrible*.

  43. Ginger says:

    As a photographer Uncle terry makes me embarrassed to be in the field. Just gross! And isn’t cami a former model? This shoot does not justice to her modeling skills at all.

  44. mik says:

    I dont get how the whole squatting thing is suppose to be sexy but I’m not a guy so who knows?

  45. JH says:

    The cover shot is to die for…her body really is incredible. All the other pics are just gross.

  46. Anguishedcorn says:

    “There’s nothing tragic about being fifty. Not unless you’re trying to be twenty-five.” – Sunset Boulevard

  47. Aurelia says:

    Reeks of granny hooker. Or trans gendered or something.

    Who else has friends who swear they don’t want to get married but as soon as somebody finally offers a ring they JUMP AT IT!

  48. Mairead says:

    I think Cammie is fabulous; these photos are the opposite.

  49. Rachel says:

    Horrible, cheap-looking, tacky pictures. Not sexy in the slightest; I was actually embarrassed for her when I saw them.

  50. Camille (TheOriginal) says:

    Trashy and awful.

  51. Me Too says:

    As a graphic artist I hate to tell everyone so impressed with her body but those photos are photoshopped to hell. Her thigh area on her legs have been”shaped” by someone with experience. Even the muscular look can be photoshopped today. It’s sad because most of what we see in magazines today is simply not real.

  52. carol says:

    it’s not sexy at all. it’s hard-core slut. big dif. duh!

  53. carol says:

    it’s not playboy – it’s that other hard-core triple x magazine. YUK

  54. carol says:

    absolutely loved her in “In My Shoes”. and “The Last Supper”.

  55. Jeanie.amour says:

    Umm not flattering. She looks like a streetwalking whore and in that second to last one where she is squatting she looks like shes taking a poo over some hole in the woods. Not cute.

  56. Grace says:

    Meh. She bores me. I just keep seeing a skinny Joker playing dress up with her.

  57. mimi (a different one) says:

    He always makes the girls look so cheap and trashy.

    Why would a pretty, successful and professional woman like Cameron would ever agree to that?

    It’s sad more than “sexy”, and as trashy as can be.

    Why do they keep using him and how come powerful actresses do not veto him out.

  58. Bobby the K says:

    She looks like a (his?) blow up doll.

  59. savedbykittylitter says:

    I’d say Trashy-Hot

  60. erika says:

    well, wait a minute she looks 40 and stunning…now, how can Lilo look 40 and apocolyptic…????

    i’m 40 (GASP) and this is what I look like (click on my name to be transported)

    why? cause i’m so &$^#^@(@ SICK of the 40 debate. ENOUGH!

  61. dooliloo says:

    LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!!! What a dumb interview! These photos are the “how to lose credibility” proof!