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This Is Why Cameron Diaz Shunned the Spotlight and Never Looked Back

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Cameron Diaz will forever be America's sweetheart — even if audiences haven't seen a whole lot of the star recently. Cameron hasn't been in a movie since 2005's Annie, and she's more than fine with that. 

So what is the Something About Mary star up to these days? Why did Cameron Diaz retire from acting? Here's what you need to know. 

So why did Cameron Diaz retire from acting? 

In a 2019 personal essay for InStyle, the 46-year-old actress explained why she's shied away from the spotlight in recent years. 

"I started [experiencing fame] when I was 22, so 25 years ago — that’s a long time," she wrote. "The way I look at it is that I've given more than half of my life to the public. I feel it’s OK for me to take time for myself now to reorganize and choose how I want to come [back] into the world. If I decide to."