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Cameron Diaz: 'Don't get obsessed over looks'

Published 11/04/2016

Cameron Diaz
Cameron Diaz

Cameron Diaz encourages people to accept ageing without feeling ashamed.

Cameron Diaz believes people are at risk of losing themselves if they focus solely on their appearance.

The 43-year-old actress is an advocate of self-love and confidence, having launched tomes The Body Book: The Law of Hunger, the Science of Strength, and Other Ways to Love Your Amazing Body and her latest release, The Longevity Book. In a new interview with Women's Health UK magazine, Cameron continued to spread her powerful message; that looks aren't everything in life.

"We live in a very self-obsessed, narcissistic society, and it's focused on superficial, it's focused on what we see in the mirror, instead of what is on the inside," she sighed. "If all we're concentrating on is what we see in the mirror, it's very dangerous. We're going to get very lost."

Cameron speaks from experience, having begun her career as a model before making her movie debut in 1994's The Mask. A lot has changed over the years, though the blonde star has embraced every moment of getting older in the spotlight.

"I'm not the 21-year-old girl who was in The Mask any more, in any shape or form," she noted. "I'm sure there's an essence of her that I've carried always through my life, but I'm a completely different person and thank God I am.

"The sooner we decide we don't want to be shamed for this natural (ageing) process any more, the better. We need to say, 'I'm okay with it; I love everything that comes with it.'"

The Bad Teacher star, who's married to Good Charlotte rocker Benji Madden, is still regularly spotted enjoying nights on the town with her husband or A-list pals. However, Cameron isn't embarrassed to admit she looks forward to getting plenty of shut-eye in amid her hectic work schedule.

"I love sleep and I love getting ready for bed," she grinned.

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