Cameron Diaz talks of misogyny in Hollywood and its double standards
Actress Cameron Diaz is a highly talented actress. She gained popularity with her to.romantic roles in films such as The Mask, My Best Friend’s Wedding and There’s Something About Mary. After her film Annie, Cameron decided to step away from the limelight. Now, she revealed the reason for it and how she remained short of her potential.
Cameron Diaz reveals misogyny of Hollywood
Actress Cameron Diaz did wonderful acting in her roles in movies such as The Mask, My Best Friend’s Wedding, Annie and There’s Something About Mary. But now, the gorgeous and talented actress made a deliberate decision to pull herself away from the limelight. She retired from her acting career in 2014. On Women’s Day, Cameron spoke on Michelle Visage’s Rule Breakers podcast. She revealed that there is misogyny rampant in Hollywood. It was more so during the 1990s and 2000s. Hence she could do as much as she could.
“I certainly didn’t do as much as could be done now because of the awareness of everybody, you know, sort of like the #MeToo,”
Further, she added:
“There were still parameters. The 1990s, the early aughts, there was still heavy, heavy misogyny. Just the level of exploitation of powers, it just laid on the entire industry. It was the normal thing to do sort of like (laugh) and just be able to get through unscathed.”
Things are different now?
Cameron added that in the industry there are double standards. She tried to be selective of her roles but failed to break the double standards of those days in the industry. Cameron feels that things are different now. She added:
“Be the one who participated enough to make everybody feel taken care of but not to be a victim in that position. To know how to navigate the whole thing because it was happening all day, every day in every little feeling of layers of existence,”
There might be some improvement now but still the gap remains in a significant amount. Women-centric films are few and do not make much at the box office. Misogyny persists despite efforts to correct it.
Cameron on her reason to retire from films
The actress, Cameron, 49 stopped acting after her film Annie. Talking on it, she said:
“Fame is very infantilizing. It’s very much about keeping somebody coddled in a state…”
“I just go back to the trap of it all, especially in our society, like what we value, what we think is important. I am absolutely a victim to all of the societal objectifications and exploitations that women are subjected to. I have bought into all of them myself at certain times,”
Though retired from acting, she continues with her writing, film production, and business. In 2010, she was on rank 60 out of 100 on Forbes list of richest female celebrities. She started her organic wine brand, Avaline, along with her business partner Katherine Power in 2020.
Cameron wed musician Benji Madden on 5 January 2015 in an intimate Jewish ceremony held at her home in Beverly Hills, CA. They have a daughter named Raddix who was born in December 2019 via surrogacy.
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