Selma Blair joked that Cameron Diaz is retired: is she right though?

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Has Cameron Diaz officially said goodbye to Tinsel Town? Maybe. Her Sweetest Thing co-star, Selma Blair, made some comments about Cameron’s career that she later took back. When you think about it, Selma may be on to something.

In a recent interview with Metro, Selma was asked if she would ever do a sequel to the raunchy 2002 comedy. She responded “I would have liked to do a sequel but Cameron’s retired from acting, she’s like, ‘I’m done.’” She went on to add, “I mean, she doesn’t need to make any more films. She has a pretty great life. I don’t know what it would take to bring her back.” I saw The Sweetest Thing. If you take into account the law of diminishing quality of comedy sequels (Zoolander 2, Anchorman 2, I could go on and on), Cameron is smart not to do a sequel to that movie.

After her comments made headlines, Selma took to social media to explain that her comments were just a joke. On Monday, she tweeted that she was joking, insisting that “CAMERON DIAZ is NOT retiring from ANYTHING” and stating, for the record, that “I am NOW retiring from being Cameron Diaz’s spokesperson.” Brava. Well played, Selma.

Joking aside, there may have been some truth to Selma’s comments. It seems like Cameron said farewell to her film career long before Selma’s interview. The 45-year-old actress, whose last film was the awful 2014 reboot of Annie, talked about taking a break from Hollywood at Gwyneth Paltrow’s Wellness Summit last June. At the time she declared, “I just went, ‘I can’t really say who I am to myself.’ Which is a hard thing to face up to. I felt the need to make myself whole.”

A source told the UK’s Daily Star that, “Cameron is constantly inundated with film scripts trying to tempt her out of retirement but she’s just not interested. She’s happy, in love and wants to make the most of her freedom and free time.”

Making the most of her free time might include becoming a mom. She and hubby Benji Madden have reportedly been looking into expanding their family. Metro quoted an insider as saying that Cameron “would love more than anything to be a mom. At this point they would be very happy with the miracle of one child. They aren’t really thinking past the first one at this point. They would love to have the chance to be parents.”

Cameron has plenty of other things to keep her occupied. She’s established herself in the wellness arena. Her books, 2013’s The Body Book and the 2016 follow-up The Longevity Book, are best-sellers and she’s got a website that’s far less annoying than Gwyneth’s Goop, so there’s that.

Cameron’s absence from Hollywood isn’t really shocking news. If she wants to be a mom, I really hope she and Benji can start a family of their own. And no one, well maybe besides Selma, wants The Sweetest Thing 2.

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Selma Blair picks up a coffee from Joan's on Third cafe

Cameron Diaz seen at 'Cameron Diaz In Conversation with Rachael Ray' for Cameron's new work 'The Longevity Book' at the 92nd Street Y in NYC

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  1. Aiobhan Targaryen says:

    This is sad. Selma does an interview and the most interesting thing about the interview concerns another woman.

    I like Cameron. She was a solid actress and she came off as sweet and charming. The film she did with Jordana Brewster was so good and I loved Charlie’s Angels 1 & 2.

    She had terrible taste in men though. I never understood her attraction to Justin. She wasted way too much time with him.

    I hope she is happy with Benji. What an odd match up.

    • Snowflake says:

      I’ve read others comment that he is a very nice person

    • jenna says:

      I think maybe she finally met a good one, and it altered her entire perspective on life. Like she was involved with so many assholes over the years, that I imagine it changed her enormously once she met Benji.

      Sad about her retirement if true though, I’ve always really loved Cameron and miss her in movies. And yes Aiobhan! She was so good in The Invisible Circus. That, In Her Shoes and a little known movie called Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her are all really great dramatic performances by her.

      • Sabrine says:

        I think she’s very happy now and wants to do other things with her life other than acting which is all consuming. I saw an interview with Benji Madden a few years ago. He is intelligent, well spoken and has a great personality. I can see why she fell for him and they’re having a great life together.

    • Dee says:

      The Madden twins are actually suuuper nice and humble. I’ve been a fan of their band since I was like, 11. I’ve met them 4 times. They came from literally nothing in Maryland with a dead beat missing father and a single mom raising I believe 4 of them. They’ve taken care of their entire fam and have remained the same guys they were since the band started.

      • Annika says:

        I thought they were from Australia??

      • SK says:

        @Annika – they are definitely American they are just really popular in Australia. Much like Pink, when they were going through low career phases in the US they were always extremely popular in Australia and did lots of very successful tours there and drew a lot of support from there from which to rebuild to a better place in the US and globally. As a result they have always been very good to their Aussie fans. Benji was also engaged to Sophie Monk for some time and was kind of an honorary Aussie because of that. Joel has long been a host on The Voice in Australia and Benji has joined him for a few seasons. Strong connections, lots of work there, lots of money there, lots of support there.

  2. Louise177 says:

    Are they friends? I’ve never seen them together. Besides it’s not Selma’s place to talk about somebody else’s career. I also hate these “desperate for baby” for mid/late 40’s women. I know it’s still very possible but it seems far-fetched to think a 44, 48 year old decide they want to have a baby.

    • kimbers says:

      I watched the commentary version of the sweetest thing and I don’t think they liked each other. They were VERY salty at times and it was VERY obvious Christina Applegate did not like Selma.

      maybe for the money, but not for the memories.

      • Bridget says:

        Cameron and Christina are still close, she was even at Cameron’s wedding. And I can believe that they’re friendly enough to grab lunch every once in a blue moon, especially if Selma was trying to pitch her a project.

  3. Talie says:

    I don’t know if she is retired, but she definitely done acting (for now)…for whatever reason. Personally, I don’t think she ever got the respect she deserved…no Oscar nominations despite many great performances worthy is a travesty.

  4. Lucy2 says:

    She was enjoyable in some movies, but I’ve never considered her a great actress, and I would imagine the good roles just aren’t there for her- too many others in her age range and not enough roles to go around.
    If she’s got other stuff in her life she’s focusing on, I can see why she stepped back from acting.

  5. wheneight says:

    That was kind of a weird thing for Selma to say. As for Cameron, she should do TV if she’s holding out for meatier roles. Way better stuff is happening on TV these days than movies.

  6. Snowflake says:

    I read that Cameron is retired, I don’t remember where though. She said it

  7. Eva says:

    I love Cameron and miss seeing her, but if I were in her shoes I’d retire too. If I remember correctly she made 20 million per movie at one point and was one of the highest paid actresses in Hollywood.

  8. MoAnne says:

    I wish I could retire at 45! Lucky lady and kudos to her (if it’s true). She has 140 million in her bank account. She’s not hurting for $$$

  9. No Doubtful says:

    Is her absence even noticeable? I like a couple of her movies, but I found her to be a terrible comedic actress.

  10. bella says:

    I love Cammy and thinks she is an under-rated actress with lots of charisma.