After 20 years of starring in hits like Charlie’s Angels, There’s Something About Mary, and the 2014 Annie remake, Cameron Diaz decided to officially retire from Hollywood. However, in the time that has passed since her last onscreen role, the actress is now open to possibly making a comeback if the universe brings the right project her way.
Diaz appeared in a special edition of Makeup & Friends, a Westman Atelier-produced webseries. When celebrity makeup artist and close friend Gucci Westman mentioned the fact that the world really would like to see Diaz return to acting, the star had a surprising response.
“Look, I’m never going to say never,” Diaz replied to Westman’s delight. “I’m not a person who says never about anything.”
The new admission isn’t the first time that Diaz has hinted that an acting comeback could be in the cards given the right circumstances. Last year, the actress shared a candid personal essay that explained exactly why she had decided to step away in the first place, saying that her “semi-retirement” had come after years of “[giving] half her 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,” she wrote in Instyle. “If I decide to. I don’t miss performing.”
“[W]hatever I do, it has to be something I’m passionate about,” Diaz continued in the public letter. “Something that just feels effortless.”
While it’s definitely a reach to expect the 47-year-old to return to Hollywood right this moment — she’s current having the time of her life with Benji Madden and their daughter Raddix — we can rest easy knowing that the door is still open, even if it’s just a little bit. No pressure, Cameron, but we miss you.
There’s something about Cameron Diaz — a new-mommy glow!
The actress, 47, welcomed her first child with husband Benji Madden, a daughter named Raddix Madden. The couple shared the happy news on social media Friday.
“Happy New Year from the Maddens!” Diaz and Madden began their announcement on Instagram. “We are so happy, blessed and grateful to begin this new decade by announcing the birth of our daughter, Raddix Madden. She has instantly captured our hearts and completed our family.”
The new mom went on to share that while she and Madden, 40, “are overjoyed to share this news” they “also feel a strong instinct to protect our little one’s privacy.”
“So we won’t be posting pictures or sharing any more details, other than the fact that she is really really cute! Some would even say RAD,” Diaz continued, adding a smiley-face emoji.
“From our family to all of yours, we’re sending our love and best wishes for a Happy New Year and Happy New Decade,” she wrote, signing off the post (which was also shared by Madden), “Sincerely, Cameron&Benj” with a red heart emoji.
Diaz and Madden were first linked in May 2014, getting engaged just before Christmas that year and tying the knot in January 2015. The couple said “I do” at their home in Beverly Hills, California, in front of famous pals like Drew Barrymore, Madden’s brother and Good Charlotte bandmate Joel Madden and the latter’s wife Nicole Richie.
Madden and Diaz are notoriously private about their relationship, but have spoken out on a few occasions about their affection for one another. In August 2017, the singer posted a sweet tribute to his wife in honor of her birthday, writing, “I feel like I am the LUCKIEST guy ALIVE” next to a photo of the pair.
“He’s just my partner in life, in everything,” The Mask actress said in June that year of her husband. “I’ve never had anyone who supported me so much and gave me so much courage to be myself and to really explore myself.”
“My husband has been able to show me what it’s like to […] be an equal,” Diaz explained. “And I’ve learned so much from him. I look at him every day and he inspires me. I feel so lucky.”
In February 2016, a source told PEOPLE Diaz “is increasingly happy in her life with Benji,” explaining that she was itching to expand her brood.
“She has settled in, settled down and wants to have a family,” said the source. “She is doing everything she can to enjoy this time in her life. She is feeling fulfilled and wants to be a mom.”
The couple’s desire for kids has been long known. Just six months after they wed, a source revealed to PEOPLE that “both of them are eager to have children.”
“[Cameron] will take things as they come, but don’t be surprised to see her calm down a bit and get in the best shape for a possible pregnancy,” added the insider.
Cheers to good friends! Cameron Diaz was stressing out about a buying a wedding gift for Jennifer Lawrence days before her wedding to Cooke Maroney, a source exclusively reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly.
According to the source, the Charlie’s Angels actress, 47, was “in a panic rushing around the West Village [in NYC] looking for somewhere to buy luxury cocktail glasses — for a ‘celebration.’”
Fortunately, Diaz managed to snag her last-minute gift and made it in time for the celebration-filled weekend in Newport, Rhode Island.
Her husband Benji Madden’s brother, Joel, and his wife, Nicole Richie, Kris Jenner, Sienna Miller and Adele were also among the famous pals to celebrate the happy pair.
Us confirmed that the Hunger Games actress, 29, and the New York City-based art gallerist, 34, tied the knot on Saturday, October 19, at Belcourt Mansion.
Before Maroney popped the question in February, a source told Us that he and Lawrence “definitely appear to be in it for the long haul.”
For more on Lawrence and Maroney’s wedding — and their star-studded guest list — watch the video above and pick up the new issue of Us Weekly, on newsstands now.