Cameron Diaz: “I don’t want to look 25 again”


Here are some okay-quality scans for Cameron Diaz’s appearance as the cover girl for Vogue UK. I’m not in love with the cover shot or the photo shoot – I think Camy looks airbrushed into oblivion, but that’s probably because I know Camy’s skin looks nothing like that. Don’t get me wrong, I think she’s a pretty girl – but on red carpets and in candid photos, you can tell she has skin problems, and it does irritate me that they airbrush her face to look flawless every time. The interview isn’t online yet, but I’ve pulled a few quotes from the scans that I thought were interesting:

Cameron on aging naturally: “Yeah, well, hey, I’m not doing anything right now. But we’ll see. So far, so good. But I’ll never say never to anything.”

On her role in ‘Bad Teacher’: “The women I play, I usually like to take care of them… make sure they are moral people, even if they’re not doing their best. But this one? I don’t feel any responsibility for her. She doesn’t give a sh-t about anyone by herself. I’m sure we’ll offend everyone with it, which is great – because if you offend everyone, you don’t have to apologize to anyone, right?”

On working with Justin Timberlake on ‘Bad Teacher’: “He plays the substitute teacher I, er, set my sights on.”

Is she in love right now? “Oh, y’know… these are questions I can either play yes or no, and you know what? Yes, I am, I’m in love with life.”

On her father’s death in 2008: “There was this period of terrible numbness, and it’s impossible for anyone to know what it’s like until it happens to you… No one can ever underestimate how devastating it is. But at the same time, what I’ve learnt about losing someone so close is that my life is full of his presence. I‘m not kidding, I really am in love with life at the moment.”

On being child-free: “Look, here’s what it is. You know how you have those moments of feeling dissatisfied and you think, ‘What would make my life better?’ Well, I’ve yet to go, ‘Aha, that’s it: a child!’ I’m not saying I don’t want them, but right now I see how torn up parents get when they’re away from their kids, how guilty they feel, and I don’t want that! I don’t want to feel like I ought to be missing someone, I don’t want to not do a film at a moment’s notice…But don’t get me wrong, I’m 100 percent committed when I commit to somebody or something. I’m a full-on nurturer – that’s all I do.”

On aging: “You’ve got to be realistic. I mean, I don’t want to look 25 again. I might as well enjoy it while I’ve still got something.”

On how she stays in shape: “No… fountain of youth… I guess it’s just exercise, healthy diet, lots of water, lots of laughter, lots of sex – yes, sex, we need that as human beings. It’s healthy it’s natural, it’s what we are here to do! I’m 37, I don’t need to go out and party anymore. Those years are over for me. There are nights, sure, when you order more bottles of wine than you realize and then the bill comes and you go whoa! But I don’t like waking up feeling gross. I don’t like to lose my day.”

[From Vogue UK, print edition]

I generally like Cameron in print interviews, she comes across pretty well. Like she’s a lot smarter than her ditzy persona, and she’s professional and focused too. Is she really as much fun as the interviewer seems to think she is? Eh. Personally, I find all of that “live in the moment” and “I have to be having fun all the time” stuff tedious. It’s easy to “live in the moment” when you’ve got millions of dollars and few obligations. To her credit, though, Cameron isn’t putting herself out there as the Everywoman. She seems to know she’s got a blessed life, and that her enjoyment comes out of being a shrewd businesswoman.



Cameron Diaz on Vogue UK, scans courtesy of The Fashion Spot.

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  1. canadianchick says:

    She seems like she’d be fun to hang with. She’s got lousy taste in men though-she needs an intervention.

  2. ViktoryGin says:

    For some reason, Cameron Diaz has never struck me as a ditz. I think that it’s easy to go there with her because she’s blonde and seems rather outgoing.

    I’m really glad that she is honest about not really wanting kids. I think there are more women who truly don’t want them or at least don’t feel the need to have them and are guilt-tripped for going against society’s expections. Good for her.

    Last, you don’t have to want to look 25 again when you naturally look like her. She’s aging, sure, but most 25 year olds don’t look like herto begin with.

  3. gillie says:

    Not exactly a fan of her movies, but I have to say that in a lot of her interviews, she comes across as well grounded. Kinda makes me wanna have a beer with her and hang out.

  4. Good, because even at 25 ho was looking a bit raggedy without makeup on!

  5. loca says:

    I find her to be one the most annoying people on the planet.

  6. Amneh says:

    She sounds and looks very sweet in this interview.

  7. Maritza says:

    She seems to be happy and fun person to be with, she looks very pretty in these photos, no matter if they are photoshopped. I like her and I love to watch her movies.

  8. Oi says:

    Skin problems? I don’t think she has skin problems.

  9. Team Bethenny says:

    Did she _ever_ look 25??

  10. Gwen says:

    I think she looks amazing. Better than most 25-year-olds can hope to look! Kaiser, I don’t understand why you’re annoyed that they airbrushed her skin. They do it to everyone!

  11. Whatever says:

    I think it is great that she is happy where she is in her life. The only way to be happy is to live in the moment, not in the past or in some imaginary future. Good for her. I also like that she is happy with aging. Too much botox lately and the frozen faced results are uglier than wrinkles, IMO.

  12. Yep says:

    Photoshop has done WONDERS for this chick. Without make up and digital enhancement she looks terrible. It’s amazing what having a “celebrity status” can do for average looking people.

  13. WTF?!? says:

    God, she’s fug. Always has been, but she had youth on her side back inna day.
    That is one busted face.

  14. She-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named says:

    so, just wondering, how old does someone have to be before they earn the title of “woman” instead of being called a “girl” at the age of 37?

  15. Slymm27 says:

    She seems like a fun person. Having a six pack beer with her, is going to be crazy fun.

  16. Just a Poster says:

    Kaiser they air brush everyone. At least they didn’t go all SJP air brushing on her.

    I really like the second picture, she looks wonderful and guess what.. I see some smile lines and she looks like a real live human in it.

  17. archiepelago says:

    I really like Cameron Diaz. I always enjoy her interviews and from what I hear, she is an extremely nice person in real life. No diva moments for her.

  18. lucy2 says:

    I wonder how often single, 37 year old, male actors are asked about being childless? So sick of magazines acting like it’s something missing from a woman’s life – kudos to her for her honest answer.

    None of those photos of her are that great. With the right makeup and lighting, I think she photographs very well and looks beautiful, but without it, not so much. True of a lot of celebs, I bet.

  19. Persistent Cat says:

    If they didn’t airbrush her, you’d be ripping into how bad she looks. And yes, they airbrush EVERYONE!!!! If I was in a magazine, I’d be begging them to give me fuller lips.

    I like her too. I’ve never heard anything bad about her.

  20. Ana says:

    I really hate that she always gets asked about kids, but I love her answer.
    I hate that women have to feel guilty about their choice to not have children. If you don’t want children, then you shouldn’t have them because it’s not something you should half-a$$. A little off topic but everyone should read We Need About Kevin, it’s such a good book. Google it! Lol.
    I don’t mind that they airbrush her skin. I have bad skin and it doesn’t seem like I’ll grow out of it anytime soon. I airbrush my photos to smooth out my skin. I’m no professional, but it helps. Who doesn’t want their pictures to be pretty???

  21. jover says:

    Since there was a story on the cover re supermodels, how bout putting a real model on the cover with some great fashion photography not a poseur few ppl care about and that is only having her ego stroked. Don’t celebs get enough attention that they have to be seen everywhere?

  22. d says:

    Hey, I give her props for being true to herself.

  23. Paula says:

    I can believe she doesn’t want to be 25 again, but not want to look 25? I’m dubious. Beautiful, ugly, or in between, the physical signs of aging are never welcome, especially for someone who is photographed close-up and whose career depends in large part on her stunning looks. Upbeat talk about aging and denial or minimal acknowledgement of anti-aging treatments – “I tried Botox once but I didn’t like it!” – are frequenly made comments by actresses over 35.

  24. Camille says:

    Don’t worry Cammy, you look far, far, far from 25.

  25. Candice says:

    She is lying. I would love to look twenty-five again.

  26. girl says:

    Maybe women are asked about the whole “childless” thing because women are have a more solid biological clock that ticks much louder than men’s tend to? Just a thought.

    Good for her for knowing what she wants. I really do think that is admirable. Although I do see a bit of a contradiction when people say “sex is normal. it’s what we are here for. it’s healthy”. Isn’t the same true about having children?

  27. Sharonkings says:

    Liar. She would give her left arm to look like she did in The Mask.

  28. original kate says:

    if she were a 37 year old, childless, unmarried man nobody would think twice about it. i’m with cameron – if you don’t want kids, or even if you are uncertain, don’t have them until you are absolutely sure, regardless of what everyone else thinks.

  29. Emily says:

    I like that she has lines around her eyes in the second pic. So I guess they didn’t airbrush her too badly. I’m less bothered by someone having their pimples (temporary things) airbrushed, than someone having their wrinkles (earned, permanent things) removed. I’d airbush pimples out of all my photos if I could, but I’d leave my wrinkles!

  30. marie says:

    I like her. She looks really fun.

  31. Kitten says:

    Like her. Have a feeling that a lot of the critics posting negative comments are pretty fugtastic themselves.

  32. Rosie says:

    Thank you for clarifying that some people CHOOSE to not spawn. I am child-free. That has been my choice for the last twenty-seven years. It is a joyfull choice. Yes…I am totally happy about all aspects of my choice.

  33. Hm, golden girl? Isn’t that used usually for women over 70? 🙂 Or it just refers to the jacket?

  34. pebbles says:

    oh, for the love of Pete, she’s only 37…….
    honestly, now.

  35. sdcs says:

    my first thought when ir ead the title, was, ‘good, cuz you’re not 25 again. and you don’t look it, either.’
    yea, yea,i know, it’s okay to look your age. but she just isnt ageing all that well, and i dont think she’s all that. never have. she’s lucky, is all.

    And, no, I am not ‘fugtastic’ myself. what a ridiculous word/term.
    I’m 40, and look 30, attractive. not the point, however. point is, diaz is so overated in every way, and even at 25 was looking rough. and, she has all the money and time in the world to clean herself up. it is not about looking ‘younger’; it’s about looking good/healthy. and she doesn’t take care of herself.

  36. ViktoryGin says:

    @ girl

    I think that a stronger reason is that women biologically, cuturally, and historically are the primary caregivers. Women and motherhood are instrinically connected as it is through women that the force of life is perpetuated. So, there is this presumptousness that women will have children and, moreover, WANT to have children. This is not necessarily the case for some women. Contrarily, men are socially permitted to embrace their personal agency and are allowed to pursue their personal concerns without the necessary curb of family. This is not to say that obligations aren’t visited on the man, but he’s been allowed a much stronger sense of individuality that’s not inherently tied to his role as a father. Hence, fewer worry about the bachelor than the spinster. She’s unmarried and 40 with NO children. She must be desperate :/
    Think about the way they treat Jen Anison versus George Clooney or Gerard Butler.

    Just my thoughts.

  37. NicoleAM says:

    Interview sounds good, pics looks good, good actress…thumbs up over here!
    (I’d have the shop team digitally enhance my tits if I was photographed 🙂 )

  38. tony says:

    I’m 25 and think shes is gorgeous and looks great , always has.
    I dont think 37 is ‘old’ either.
    And her confidence and natural good looks are obviously a threat to some…judging from some of the negative comments i;m reading….. hmmm behind a computer monitor you can say a lot but lets see your pictures put up…probably would attract some very nasty remarks!!