No one can ever say that Cameron Diaz is lazy at promoting her work. I can’t remember the last time a romantic comedy was promoted as heavily as The Other Woman. Maybe that’s because I mostly cover celebrities who do sci-fi or action films. Cami’s last few interviews have clarified her thoughts on down-there hair and universal cheating. She’s also declined the “feminist” label. Cameron’s bringing the focus back to cheating, which is the subject of this movie. Cam talked with Redbook and says women shouldn’t blame other women for their men straying. They should look at themselves instead? Maybe not:
Dealing with cheaters: “The best revenge is to move past [the hurt] as quickly as possible and live your life. To do that, you can either take the high road or the low road. I’m not going to tell a woman to become best friends with the girl her boyfriend is cheating with, but I will say, don’t waste your energy focusing on who this woman is, what you think she has that you don’t, or how you can change the guy. If he’s a cheater, he’s a cheater. Just move on.”
Who is to blame with cheating? “We often hold the woman accountable for a guy’s actions. In reality, we need to ask ourselves, Why am I in this position? Did I learn something along the way and not listen to myself? When will I stop being scared to leave something that I know is not good for me?”
Girlfriends are the best: “What’s really valuable about a good friendship is how much you can want for the other person. Take my girlfriend Drew [Barrymore]. She has this beautiful baby and this wonderful husband and this life she’s really worked hard to build, and I’ve watched her through the whole journey. I’m so happy for her.”
I don’t think Cameron meant that women should blame themselves when their men cheat. At least I hope she didn’t mean that. It sounds like she poorly worded her reply. Perhaps she was talking about serial cheating. No one is to blame when their partner cheats the first time, but if they cheat again, don’t be surprised? In other words, I think Cameron is saying to get out of a bad relationship while the getting’s good. Help me out here, people.
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