Jamie Foxx Shares How He Convinced Cameron Diaz To End Her Hollywood Retirement

Followers can thank Jamie Foxx for efficiently convincing Cameron Diaz to return to the movie business after an eight-year hiatus.

The 2 actors are set to star within the the forthcoming Netflix comedy, “Back in Action.” It’ll be their third film collectively after 1999’s “Any Given Sunday” and 2014’s “Annie.”

In a brand new interview, Foxx defined how he persuaded Diaz ― who hasn’t appeared on-screen since “Annie” ― to signal on for his new undertaking.

“Cameron is such an incredible force and she has done so much in this business,” he informed Leisure Tonight time Thursday. “We love her. We had to be very innovative in how we, you know, brought her back.”

The pitch, Foxx defined, was easy. He informed Diaz: “‘Do you wanna have some fun? Just have some fun!’ And I think that’s what brought her to it.”

Diaz formally introduced her retirement from appearing in 2018. A lot of her day trip of the highlight has been centered on well being and biotech startups. In 2020, she and husband Benji Madden welcomed a daughter, Raddix.

That very same 12 months, she launched an natural wine model, Avaline, with enterprise accomplice Katherine Energy.

Jamie Foxx (left) and Cameron Diaz in 2014.

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The star of “My Best Friend’s Wedding” and “There’s Something About Mary” informed Harper’s Bazaar in April that she felt at peace along with her determination.

“My life is just completely different than when I was making movies,” she stated. “A lot less travel, a lot more sleep, my skin’s clearer because I don’t have so much makeup on all the time.”

By June, nevertheless, Foxx confirmed Diaz’s “Back in Action” casting with a quirky video posted to his social media accounts. In it, he may be heard connecting Diaz to NFL celebrity Tom Brady, who introduced his retirement from skilled soccer earlier this 12 months solely to rejoin the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 40 days later.

“I’m relatively successful at un-retiring,” Brady quipped within the clip.

Although particulars on “Back in Action” are to date scarce, the film might be directed by Seth Gordon, whose credit embody 2008’s “Four Christmases” and 2011’s “Horrible Bosses.” A launch date has not been introduced.

Of Diaz’s return from retirement, Foxx informed ET, “We miss special moments sometimes, in our business, and I think this is a special moment. So we’re so happy that it’s happening and looking forward to it.”