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Cameron Diaz: Just chill!

Cameron Diaz has realised that most life stress is completely insignificant as she’s aged.

While many actresses start to worry as they got older, Cameron has welcomed the process with open arms. She turned 42 in August and has started to realise that all the things which niggled at her when she was younger are completely insignificant.

“The older I get, the more I understand that in life most of our stresses don’t really matter. I just let them melt away,” she told entertainment.suntimes.com.

Helping her feel more satisfied is doubtless her contented love life – the star is rumoured to be engaged to Benji Madden, although they don’t talk about their romance publicly.

Things are also going well professionally for the star, with her new movie Annie a hit with fans. She portrays Miss Hannigan, with Quvenzhané Wallis taking on the famed title role.

“It’s the most terrifying thing I’ve ever done for a movie,” she said of having to sing on screen. “I had to sing really horribly for My Best Friend’s Wedding back in the day. It was part of the script. This time around, I had to sing and found out that I was pretty good.”

Cameron’s Miss Hannigan is a little different to the version played by Carol Burnett in the 1982 original. This time around she’s unhappy because her career hasn’t panned out, rather than the focus being on her single status.

That is fine by Cameron, although she tries not to put too much stock in her profession.

“Why don’t people just try happiness as the ultimate way to look and feel great?” she wondered. “It sounds so simple, but the truth is, great times with friends and family are what keep me happy.”

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