Cameron Diaz has finally moved to put the rumors suggesting that she wanted to quit acting after working with Jamie Foxx to bed once and for all.
Charlie’s Angels star Diaz famously took a long hiatus from the movie industry between 2018 and 2022, stepping away from the limelight in order to make her life “more manageable”.
Reportedly, Diaz had grown tired of the constant traveling required to make films, though returned to the business last year to star in the upcoming action comedy film Back in Action.
No sooner had Diaz made her come back, however, did speculation begin to swirl suggesting that she had been negatively affected after working with co-star Jamie Foxx.
Certain rumors insisted that Diaz was set on quitting acting again, and all because of Foxx’s behavior on set. Coinciding with Foxx’s mystery illness – which forced him to endure a length hospital stay – word of the actor’s alleged ill-treatment of Diaz caused no small amount of confusion.
Yet Diaz has now broken her silence to address the rumors once and for all, insisting she couldn’t believe that people were saying Foxx had been “making everything miserable and that I was never gonna make another movie again because of him”.
Diaze, 51, told the Lipstick on the Rim podcast: “I really hate all of the things that were being said about our set at the time. You just want to scream at the top of your lungs, like, ‘What are you talking about?’”
The Shrek actress continued: “Jamie is, like, the cheerleader for the entire crew. Everybody loves him. We have so much fun on the set with him, and he’s just a professional on every level.
“Jamie is the best. I love that guy so much. He’s such a special person and he’s so talented, so much fun.”
Foxx, meanwhile, shared an update as to his health earlier this month. In his first public appearance since his hospitalization – which took place on December 4 – the actor, 55, said:
“I want to thank everybody. I’ve been through something, I’ve been through some things. It’s crazy, I couldn’t do that six months ago. I couldn’t actually walk.”