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Sunday 28 December 2014

Cameron Diaz: All women have girl crushes

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 28:  Actress Cameron Diaz visits "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" at Rockefeller Center on February 28, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Mike Coppola/NBC/Getty Images for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon)
Cameron Diaz

Cameron Diaz claims all women can appreciate a woman who is beautiful.

The 41-year-old actress has been happy to discuss her views on love while promoting her latest movie The Other Woman, which is about two women who discover they are dating the same person.

In her latest interview, she's insisted most women can appreciate beauty in other females.

"I think women are beautiful – absolutely beautiful," she told US magazine Glamour.

"And I think that all women have been sexually attracted to another woman at some point. It’s natural to have connectivity and an appreciation for the beauty of other women."

That's not to say the star is giving up on men though. She is currently single but discussed what she looks for in a guy, citing good hygiene and a sense of humour as top of the list. Her main turnoffs are men who are rude and who douse themselves in aftershave.

Cameron can't understand women who don't like hanging out with members of the same sex, or who get pleasure from being mean. There is nothing she likes more than seeing ladies be successful and reach for their dreams.

"I love women – and I don’t believe in female jealousy. I don’t feel like it’s a good feeling to have," she said.

"My parents always told me that whatever someone else had – in all areas – it wasn’t mine to be entitled to. That all I can do is the best that I can do – and that what’s most important is whether I can do better at what I’m doing."

The blonde star is famed for her athletic figure and works hard to stay in shape. She admits wanting to look her best, but insists she doesn't obsess over her appearance.

"I have very little vanity – but at the same time I’m incredibly vain," she said.

"If I see a bad picture of myself in a magazine, I don’t give a sh*t. I’m, like, whatever. But it’s a funny thing being out in the world in the way that I am. You really have to keep yourself in check because it’s easy to lose your head."

Many actresses have spoken of their fear that Hollywood forgets about older women in the industry. While stars such as Meryl Streep manage to secure top parts, they are seen as anomalies to some. Cameron doesn't buy into that though, insisting things are only going to get better for her in terms of her career.

"Now that I’m getting older, people have stopped asking me about proving myself and started asking me whether I’m worried that I won’t get any interesting roles any more – when, actually, older roles are the best roles for a woman," she claimed. "The ingénues are not getting the interesting roles now – they weren’t really ever. They were just being objectified."

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