In her 40s, the actress has dropped expectations and lives for herself.
As a 41-year-old woman in Hollywood, Cameron Diaz is forced to do a lot of interviews about being a 41-year-old woman in Hollywood. Naturally, she has to answer the baby question quite a lot. In her recent cover interview with Esquire, the Sex Tape actress had Things to Say on the subjects of motherhood and aging in the public eye.
Diaz made a conscious decision against motherhood, but it wasn't an easy choice.
"I like being forty-one. I love it. So much s**t just falls away. Fear, mostly. It's the best age. That's when a woman knows how to work things, or she doesn't care about that anymore. You just stop being afraid. You don't worry about what men think. You just don’t worry that time registers anything awful," she explained.
As for the baby question, Diaz was prompted to talk about it by her new movie. Sex Tape features a childbirth scene (among other things), but the actress admits it was a conscious choice to not “push out a basketball out of [her] vajoon” in real life.''
"It's so much more work to have children. To have lives besides your own that you are responsible for — I didn't take that on. That did make things easier for me," she admitted.
"A baby — that's all day, every day for 18 years. Not having a baby might really make things easier, but that doesn't make it an easy decision."
"I like protecting people, but I was never drawn to being a mother," the starlet continued.
"I have it much easier than any of them. That's just what it is."
As for her age, the actress couldn't be happier with where she is in life.