For fans who weren’t already aware, Cameron Diaz hasn’t acted in a film since 2014. In 2017, she confirmed that she had retired from acting. But in that time, Cam also got married (to Benji Madden), wrote a book, and started making wine, confirmed Rolling Stone.
That’s not all she did during her acting hiatus, though.
In 2019, Cameron and Benji welcomed baby Raddix via surrogate. After decades of will-she or won’t-she in terms of debates over whether Cameron would pursue motherhood, fans finally had their answer.
And though she’s been out of the spotlight lately, it’s true that Cameron did “retire” long before Raddix was born. But with the emergence of her “clean wine” brand plus some public appearances, fans are now wondering whether Cameron’ll return to the big screen, now that motherhood and entrepreneurship are apparently keeping her pretty busy.
Though Cameron’s staggering net worth means she doesn’t have to work, fans wouldn’t mind seeing her in another movie or two (or more). The multi-talented actress has had many notable roles over the years. And yet, there’s one thing that makes her nervous about acting.
As Celeb Answers revealed, though Cameron has tackled some challenging roles, she really fears singing on camera. While co-stars say she’s plenty talented, there is that one ‘My Best Friend’s Wedding’ karaoke scene… But that was fake and “deliberately bad,” says Celeb Answers.
Yet, Cameron claims that the “bad” singing voice she used was closer to reality than the other voices she’s applied to her acting roles. But with a long list of voice acting jobs on her resume (like Fiona in ‘Shrek’), it’s hard to believe that Cameron’s voice is really that terrible.
Cameron Diaz herself admitted that she was super nervous to sing in her last project, 2014’s ‘Annie.’ But with the help of voice coaches and other pros, she was able to pull it off. Before that, though, her singing experience was a bit limited, and it always made her nervous.
Case in point? 1994’s ‘The Mask’ showed Diaz singing, but it was really lip-syncing; another singer recorded the vocals, while Cameron played up the performance.
A few assorted on-screen singing gigs over the years have helped Cameron calm her nerves, but co-stars ribbed her about having stage fright.
It’s interesting that one of the industry’s most famous and sought-after actresses has a fear of performing. But to hear Cameron tell it, it sounds like she overcame the challenges in ‘Annie,’ and may not shy away from opportunities to flex her vocals in the future.
That is, if she re-enters Hollywood again in the future, which fans would be all over.