The “Sex Tape” actress talks about being 41, her first nude scene and more
Cameron Diaz bares almost all on the August cover of Esquire, and tells the men’s magazine about her first nude scene in this summer’s “Sex Tape,” being in her forties and her decision not to have a baby.
Diaz also teases you just might see even more of her if you buy a ticket to “Sex Tape.”
“It’s a first for me,” Diaz confesses. “But Jason [Segel, her co-star] gets naked, too. It’s just a part of the role. So I did it. I mean, you see everything.”
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Part of her confidence, says Diaz, is due to her age. “I like being forty-one,” she says. “I love it. So much shit just falls away. Fear, mostly. It’s the best age. That’s when a woman knows how to work things, or she doesn’t care about that anymore. You just stop being afraid. You don’t worry about what men think. You just don’t worry that time registers anything awful.”
Diaz gets even more personal, gamely answering questions about her decision not to have any children, adding, “It’s so much more work to have children. To have lives besides your own that you are responsible for — I didn’t take that on. That did make things easier for me. A baby — that’s all day, every day for eighteen years. Not having a baby might really make things easier, but that doesn’t make it an easy decision. I like protecting people, but I was never drawn to being a mother. I have it much easier than any of them. That’s just what it is. Doesn’t mean life isn’t sometimes hard. I’m just what I am. I work on what I am. Right now, I think, things are good for me. I’ve done a lot. And I don’t care anymore.”
See her full cover, plus a bonus photo from inside the magazine, below.