Cameron Diaz Talks to Jamie Foxx About Making New ‘Back in Action’ Movie After He Quit Acting: ‘It’s a Little Muscle Memory’


Cameron Diaz discusses reuniting with Jamie Foxx for a new movie role. (Photo: Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)

It’s been eight years since Cameron Diaz retired from acting. But now, the Charlie’s Angels star is out of retirement and back with a new movie. The 50-year-old actress will star alongside Jamie Foxx in the Netflix film, Back in action.

Diaz discussed her comeback as a guest on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallonand explained why Back in action was the ideal title for her next film.

“I was like, so hey guys, what’s the title of this? And they were like” Back in action‘ she recalled. ‘I was like oh! I can already feel very connected to this character.”

She also confirmed that she is both “nervous” and “excited” for her next venture.

“It’s a bit of muscle memory, you know what I mean? I’ve been doing that for so long, it’s kind of like the process — I just fell back into it,” she commented. “But it feels a little different.”

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The star who worked on 2014 annie and from 1999 Any Sunday with Foxx, said it helped reunite with an old friend.

“The last movie I made was annie with Jamie, and so the first movie back is 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.”

Hair Back in action co-star is credited with getting Diaz in front of the camera for the upcoming Netflix movie. The Ray actor shared a snippet of the phone call where he There’s something about Mary star to retire.

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“Cameron, I hope you’re not mad that I recorded this, but not back now. Had to bring in the GOAT to bring back another GOAT. @CameronDiaz and I are BACK IN ACTION – our new movie with @NetflixFilm. Production will start later this year!! Foxx tweeted.

Foxx also brought in the oft-retired football legend Tom Brady to cheer on Diaz.

“I was talking to Jamie and he said you need some tips on how to retire,” Brady explained. “I’m relatively successful in canceling my retirement.”

Diaz replied that the expert advice was “just what I needed”.

Foxx and Diaz didn’t spill any other details about Back in action, but the title suggests they’ll both be in shape for the movie. It will be Diaz’s first action-heavy role since 2010 knight and daywho paired her with famed stunt enthusiast Tom Cruise.

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The actress retired from acting in 2014 to pursue other opportunities. That included writing books and launching her organic wine brand Avaline. In 2015, she married musician Benji Madden, and four years later the two welcomed their daughter, Raddix.

Last year, Diaz spoke to Kevin Hart about his Peacock series heart to heart about withdrawing from the limelight to lead a more independent life.

“If you’re doing something at a really high level for a long period of time, if you’re the person who kind of lives up to this one thing, everything around you, all the parts of you that aren’t, has to kind of transfer over to others.” people,” Diaz explained. “Simply, managing me as a human… Cameron Diaz is a machine. But for my personal, spiritual self, I realized that a part of me that was functioning at a high level wasn’t enough.”


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