On Monday, it seemed that the world might not be seeing any more of Cameron Diaz on the silver screen. The star of many a beloved film — from Gangs of New York to Shrek (and Shrek 2 and Shrek the Third) — had retired from her long career in acting at the age of 45, according to her close friend and fellow actress Selma Blair.
Blair told Metro News that she would have been interested in filming a sequel to The Sweetest Thing, a 2002 rom-com starring both Diaz and Blair. “But Cameron’s retired from acting,” Blair said. “She’s like ‘I’m done.’”
“I mean, she doesn’t need to make any more films,” Blair added. “She has a pretty great life, I don’t know what it would take to bring her back. She’s happy.”
Diaz has not appeared in a film since 2014, when she played Mrs. Hannigan in a remake of Annie, so the idea that she might’ve put her acting career behind her wasn’t so far-fetched. In fact, Vanity Fair, speculated that Diaz has shifted her focus to lifestyle content, given that she recently published two books on wellness.
But it turns out the talk of retirement was all a joke, as Blair cleared everything up with a post on Twitter. “BREAKING NEWS 🚨🚨🚨. Guys please, I was making a joke in an interview. CAMERON DIAZ is NOT retiring from ANYTHING. And for more breaking news: I am NOW retiring from being Cameron Diaz’s spokesperson.”
So there will be a retirement after all, it just won’t be Diaz and it won’t be from acting. Glad we’ve got that figured out now.
📠📺☎️👩🏻🏫 BREAKING NEWS 🚨🚨🚨. Guys please, I was making a joke in an interview. CAMERON DIAZ is NOT retiring from ANYTHING. And for more breaking news: I am NOW retiring from being Cameron Diaz’s spokesperson. 🎙
— Selma Blair (@SelmaBlair) March 12, 2018
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