It’s been eight years Cameron Diaz stopped acting. But now that Charlie’s Angel Star is out of retirement and back with a new movie. The 50-year-old actress will be at the side Jamie Foxx in Netflix movie, Back in action.
Diaz continued to talk about her comeback as a guest The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallonand explained why Back in action was the ideal title for her next film.
“I was like, well hey guys, what’s this called? And they said Back in action‘ she recalled. “I was like oh! I can really relate to this character right now.”
She also confirmed that she was both “nervous” and “excited” for her next venture.
“It’s a bit of muscle memory, you know what I mean? I’ve been doing this for so long, it’s a bit like the process — I just fell right back into it,” she noted. “But it feels a little different.”
The star who worked in 2014 annie and 1999s Any Sunday with Foxx, said it helped reuniting with an old friend.
“The last film I did was annie with Jamie, and so the first movie is back this movie with Jamie,” she said. “He’s so great, he’s so easy, he’s so professional, he’s so talented. And just being able to work with him will be so much fun.”
she Back in action The co-star is credited with bringing Diaz in front of the camera for the upcoming Netflix movie. That beam The actor shared a snap of the phone call he received There’s something about Mary star to cancel retirement.
“Cameron, I hope you’re not upset that I recorded this, but there’s no going back now. Had to call the GOAT to bring back another GOAT. @CameronDiaz and I are BACK IN ACTION for our new film with @NetflixFilm . Production starts later this year!!” Foxx tweeted.
Foxx also brought in the often-unretired football legend, Tom Brady to encourage Diaz.
“I spoke to Jamie and he said you need some tips on how to lift retirement,” Brady explained. “I’m relatively successful at overcoming retirement.”
Diaz responded that the expert advice was “exactly what I needed.”
Foxx and Diaz didn’t reveal any further details Back in action, but the title suggests they’ll both be in fighting shape for the film. It will be Diaz’s first action-packed role since 2010 knight and day, which brought her together with famous stunt lover Tom Cruise.
The actress retired from acting in 2014 to pursue other opportunities. This has included writing books and launching her organic wine brand, Avaline. In 2015 she married musician Benji Madden, and the two welcomed their daughter Raddix four years later.
Last year, Diaz spoke to Kevin Hart about his Peacock series Heart to heart about retiring from the limelight to live a more independent life.
“If you’re doing something at a really high level over a long period of time, if you’re the person that kind of delivers that one thing, everything around you, all the parts of you that aren’t, has to be passed on to other people somehow Diaz explained. “Just managing me as a human being…Cameron Diaz is a machine. But for my personal, spiritual self, I recognized that one part of me that was functioning at a high level wasn’t enough.”