Cameron Diaz: ‘I’m not looking for a husband or marriage’ or children

Cameron Diaz

Cameron Diaz covers the November issue of Marie Claire. She sure doesn’t rest for long. We’ve only just recovered from her extra talky press tour for The Other Woman and mostly ignored the S*x Tape promotion. Now Cam’s promoting her role as Miss Hannigan in the Annie remake. Is anyone excited for this movie? I dig Jamie Foxx but still can’t get worked up for this flick.

Cam looks lovely in this shoot even though the styling is uninspired. Some interview excerpts have been released, and … I don’t know why journos continue to ask Cameron about marriage and babies. The tabloids really zero in on her too. She started dating Benji Madden in May, and Star knocked Cami up a month later. People (a publicist’s best friend) had Cam and Benji talking about a wedding in July. E! Online made a big deal about Cameron wearing a ring on “that” finger last week. It didn’t look like an engagement ring at all. Here’s more from Cameron on how she doesn’t care about marriage or kids:

On her role in Annie: “It’s not very often you get to do a musical. Even though I was terrified of doing it, I kind of had to. The two things I’m most terrified of are heights and singing in front of people. I’ve jumped out of airplanes and scaled sides of cliffs — not to get over my fears, but to address them. I just felt like this is something that needed to be addressed. I cried uncontrollably. Everybody was so supportive and having fun with it because I was so pathetic, but the only way to get through scary things is to have a sense of humor about it.”

On appearing fully nude for a film: “People have seen my butt. I’ve shown the top of my butt, the bottom of my butt. I’m not opposed to doing nudity, as long as it’s part of the story. I’ll do whatever has to get done if it’s the right thing.”

Will she marry Benji? “I’m not looking for a husband or marriage or not not looking for that stuff. I’m living, not thinking what I should or shouldn’t be doing with my life.”

On having children: “We live in a society where everyone has kids, so they want other people to have kids. There is this culture that says celebrities are supposed to be just like us, so people think, ‘I have children, why doesn’t she?’ But I’m not going to do something because it’s expected. If a family happens, then it happens. If children come to me, then I would do that, but I’m not someone who feels like she has to do something because it’s expected.”

[From Marie Claire]

Maybe Cameron will eventually marry Benji. Then again, maybe not. They still seem like an odd couple, but he’s not a douchebag like most of her previous boyfriends. To paraphrase SATC, maybe his cab light is on, and he’ll get super serious and propose. I think Cameron will have the upper hand in deciding if they ever go forward to the next step. She’s in control of this relationship.

On the nudity topic, I hope Cameron picks a decent movie if she decides to take it all off. Her choice of projects these days hasn’t been impressive.

Cameron Diaz

Photos courtesy of Michael Tompson/Marie Claire & WENN

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  1. QQ says:

    Ooohh BOY do I identify with the chick on not having kids cause society says you should!! … My UNCLES call me and corner me on this just about every time they see me, when i tell them how im completely uninterested and why and I also remind them the price tag on kids they say is “human duty”(???!? Girl What?!) so i gathered them round last week to explain Im putting in a Paraguard Nov 1st and it’ll last 10-12 years and yo do their math on that, likewise I told the bf “IF you need NEED to be married I could maybe be persuaded…but that is NOT what im about…im completely uninterested in that stuff”

    • Lindy79 says:

      Human Duty??? Like the planet is having some sort of population crisis??

      All my friends have kids, I dunno I do think I will have kids but I just don’t have that yearning that they seemed to have. Like one of them had total baby fever and as a result has a baby with a guy we all hate and we think she kind of does too. I just don’t get that.

      • QQ says:

        Human Duty!! I effing Promise you!!!

        I went ahead and reminded them that I have NO patience, No money, No desire, Im not a baby cooer and dont pick babies up on a whim …and would never even bother to watch anyone’s babies for any extended period of time til after they were out of diapers/speaking and well potty trained..even then I’d do an overnight and turn them back over sugared up with my own frayed nerves…in other words I dont even like my own miniblood relatives ALL that much… but to tell traditional ass latinos your womb is closed and is not an accodent?!!? Well you might as well shoot them

      • Lindy79 says:

        Oh god I feel for you. I don’t get it from immediate family on my side anyway which I’m grateful for.
        I have two friends who can’t physically have kids and want them so when I hear that talk it really pushes buttons for me. Some people have no filter and say the most inappropriate crap to people when they have no clue what’s going on in their lives.

        I’m kind of the same, I do a bit of cooing but then I’m like “ooh look at that over there” *walks off*. It bugs me so much when I hear folks who have kids bang on about how hard it is and how their life has changed, did you not think that was going to be the case? Why do you think I have held off?

        I have my life, you have yours, No-one has a perfect life. We all make choices, so just get on with yours and let others do their thing. I’ve recently had a run in with one good friend with a kid who I caught bitching to someone else about how footloose and free I am….

      • Kiddo says:

        Human doody, they are.

      • QQ says:

        Huzzah Girls… i pretty much embarrass the crap out of them when they start with that talk or cackle in their faces and remind them how they come off with their own bundles of joy and how I get to be the happy slutty perma teen with animals and a free schedule..selfish and shallow YOP!!

        That said Ive been married pretty young, had a termination 100% willingly after a slip up on my Condom Nazi routines and im coming up on 35 the ONLY reason i didnt get the in office tubal ligation essure procedure was the stories of complications and the horror stories about getting pregnant in the 3 month period you are actually waiting for the scar tissue build up ( whichh happened to Picabo Street!!) but getting a 12-year IUD put on and telling your bf-not that it wasn’t in the dating profile and OkCupid questions all over- that kids are my hard line in the sand is not a “fashionable” thing to say or a whim or a “for right now” sure when Im old with my paid nurse boy toy and my mechanically engineered boobies on my fifth cloned baby dog I MIGHT have a twinge of regret…but I doubt it LOL

    • starrywonder says:

      Ugh! No kids here and my family acts like I hate children. It’s annoying.

    • PixieWitch says:

      don’t feel bad. i totally agree with you. i am very happily childless.

    • mernymerlyn says:

      I’m going to a family gathering tonight full if Hispanic relatives and so help me God if I get asked one more time if or when I am having kids I am going to finally say, “It’s none of your business. Please stop asking.”
      I spent an entire birthday party a few months ago explaining to everyone why I didn’t want kids. This all from people so excited to spend a weekend away from their kids they were acting like they were 20.

    • jmho says:

      I x’m not suggesting your feelings or thoughts are wrong or invalid or anything of the sort. I will tell you, though, that I was there….no thanks, not interested, didn’t pick up kids, didn’t like them, etc, etc. And then I ended up with a guy who wanted kids. No question, no choice. We had one about a year and a half ago and I have to say that it was the best thing I’ve ever done. I was one of those “people say it will be different when it’s yours, but what if it isn’t?” Folks. Maybe I got lucky, but that baby girl is the light of my life. Is it hard? Yes. Does it really suck sometimes? Yep. Is it expensive? Holy crap, yes. But when she runs to me at the end of the day reaching her arms out to be held, everything is right with the world.

      No suggesting that you should change your mind. Not at all. Just wanted to share that it can change. 🙂

      • Lindy79 says:

        That’s sweet and I get where you’re coming from, I think what I personally take issue with is the “when you having kids? aw what’s holding you up, better get a move on, tick-tock-tick. what do you mean you don’t want kids, everyone does!” crap that some folks feel they have a right to say to someone’s face.

        Like I said I have 2 friends that would love kids but can’t (and are looking at other options) but they regularly have people ask them and I just wish people would have a filter and maybe think beyond what they’re saying. I once said something to one of these people on behalf of my friend and I got “oh god, can YOU not have kids??”. Not the point, just stop talking!!

      • JenniferJustice says:

        I did the same thing. Swore up and down I’d never have kids. Had no interest in anything other than work and play. Then when I got married, everything changed. I wanted HIS baby. We have a 10 year old boy and he is the most fun, the most rewarding, loving thing I have ever done or had in my life. Now, I look back and wonder what I did with all my time….and money.

    • Diana B says:

      QQ I’m with you on all accounts. I used to think people didn’t care that I didn’t want any children since I have zero maternal instincs but a few days ago I was having lunch with my ex-bf’s mother and when I told her I probably would never have children she got OFFENDED. Can you believe it? She said I would change my mind and to not talk nonsense, and this is someone who I thought of progressive and understanding. People get crazy about this things.

    • chloeee says:

      QQ, can we be besties?

  2. Lindy79 says:

    I’m ashamed to say I watched Sextape that I downloaded on Saturday night. It actually had potential to be a funny movie (I enjoyed Bad Teacher so thought it might be along the same lines) if it had been done right but they spent the first 15 minutes just showing them having comedy sex in college and then it became a hot mess and Jason looked ill.

    • Pixi says:

      I didn’t mind the movie, it was fun, but you’re right, Jason did look ill. He looks better with a few extra pounds and shouldn’t tone down his movies to please audiences, they should go all out Sarah Marshall humour if they want to keep pulling it off.

    • starrywonder says:

      He lost way too much weight. I heard it was because he didn’t want to be naked on film carrying extra weight but he looked like he had a disease. He looked better in Forgetting Sarah Marshall.

  3. Maya says:

    Why is it that people who always talks about not wanting to have a marriage & children are the ones who will do it too quickly later on?

    And the people who claims to want children and marriage are the ones who keeps postponing the wedding and having children?

    Isnt it best to be quiet and just get on with your life?

    • Jenns says:

      I like that she talks about not wanting marriage or kids. I don’t want those things either, but you tend to be treated like a freak by some because you’re not conforming to what most of society does.

    • Anne tommy says:

      I didn’t have strong feelings one way or the other but had a baby young, best thing I ever did, nothing else comes close. Sorry, had to get that out of system, she’s 35 now….
      Second best thing would be to have Cameron’s bod though…

  4. Colton says:

    She’s great. Not a memorable actress but she can be funny. And at 42 she looks better than most 20 year olds!

    If she doesn’t want kids than she doesn’t want damn kids. Stop bugging her!

    • Jayna says:

      But she is very funny and endearing and even can even play meanand/or selfish in rom-coms or her darker comedies like In Her Shoes. I forgot how great she was until I saw a few of hers back to back. She has something, a great quality on screen. She’s limited in range as far as great dramatic acting like Meryl Streep, but what she does, she does well. I did also like her in My Sister’s Keeper, though, which was different than her usual movies.

  5. Aussie girl says:

    They where talking about the movie Annie and them jump to the next question about nudity in movies. It took a second for my brain to catch up and I was like, I don’t remember Miss hannigan been nude..? What kind of remake is this. Lol
    And for the relationship & baby talk, I’m all blah blah. Really there has got to be better questions to ask an actor.

    • Lucy2 says:

      I did the same thing! Nudity in Annie!?! Lol.

      I also agree it’s time to stop asking actresses about marriage and kids in every interview. How many times is Cameron going to have to give that answer?

  6. QQ says:

    especially one that repeats the same party line on the subject she has for at least 15 years

  7. Kiddo says:

    She looks great, blah blah blah on the interview.

  8. Neelyo says:

    If you’re a woman actress over the age of 21, you’re going to be asked about kids. It’s been true since the dawn of fan magazines. It’s such a stupid question because celebrities are the worst candidates for parenthood out there.

  9. Melca says:

    She has very long toes. That’s all I could focus on.

  10. Green Is Good says:

    I wish these mags would ask MALE celebrities of “a certain age” that same question.

    • GByeGirl says:

      Or, how do you balance your family and professional life? Are you worried about impending erectile dysfunction? How do you keep your hair so shiny? Tell us your AM and PM routines! Signature scents?

  11. Ennie says:

    She just has the BESTEST legs in HW.

  12. Lara K says:

    I LOVE having kids, but it’s DAMN hard work. If you don’t want them, then for Gods sake don’t have them. I actually have a lot of respect for people who don’t bow down to pressure, especially wih kids.
    So many people (not to get too pro choice here) care about “having” kids but don’t seem too bothered about the 18 years it actually takes to bring them up. Go with what you want, not what society tells you to want.

  13. G says:

    Didn’t she ‘sing’ with Jim Carey in the The Mask? I like her she’s my age and still rocks it hotter than most 20yr olds.

  14. Grrl says:

    That chair photo is very unflattering, considering how leggy and gorgeous she is.

  15. weegiewarrior says:

    I cant stand her – shes like a cheerleader who’s never grown up – she so full of herself – her movies suck and if I see her arse again im goin to puke.

    • Not a fan says:

      Your comment is so funny because I just took one of those crazy celebrity home tours when visiting LA. The tour bus driver “alleged” she is the worst, most unfriendly, stuck up, star in Hollywood.

      • ickythump says:

        I’ve heard the same – she spends no time with the deluded individuals known as her fans even at Red carpet events – if I never saw her again it would be too soon..LOL

  16. DrFunkenstein says:

    They’re not looking for you either, Cameron.