Cameron Diaz doesn’t mask the mixture of emotions she feels as she makes her long-awaited return to the gig.
The star was a guest on The Tonight Show on Friday, where host Jimmy Fallon asked about her role in director Seth Gordon’s upcoming action-comedy movie Back in action, in which she stars opposite Jamie Foxx. Diaz has chosen to step out of Hollywood in recent years and has not appeared in a movie since she played Miss Hannigan in the 2014 musical adaptation. annie.
When Fallon asked if she’s nervous or excited to start working on the Netflix movie, Diaz replied, “I’m both. It’s a bit of muscle memory, you know what I mean? I’ve been doing that for so long, it’s a bit like the process – I just fell back into it. But it feels a little different.”
She continued: “And I’ve also made two movies with Jamie Foxx, which is great. The last movie I made was annie with Jamie, and so the first movie back is this movie with Jamie.” She said about her Back in action co-star, who also appeared with her in 1999 On any Sunday: “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.”
Diaz, known for films including The mask, There’s something about Mary and My best friend’s wedding, pointed out that Foxx can be an energetic scene partner. “I’m nervous about that because I have to listen to Jamie because he’s going. He’s like a racehorse,” she admitted. “I just want to be able to support him along the way.”
In an interview with Gwyneth Paltrow posted online at: goop in 2020, Diaz, who shares 2-year-old daughter Raddix with husband Benji Madden, explained that she felt she had no control over her time as she worked on movies more regularly. “You’re there twelve hours a day,” she said about film sets. “For months you don’t have time for anything else. I realized I had handed over a part of my life to all those other people, and they took it.”