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“If somebody asks me if you’re going to do a Charlie’s Angels 10 years from now, I’m like, ‘What?!’” laughed Diaz at yesterday’s press conference for the fourth and final installment of Dreamworks’ Shrek series, Shrek Forever After.
“It’s a little bit different fitting in those pants from 10 years ago, but Shrek of course we get to go back to whatever they will be 10 years from now. I’m in,” she said, adding “but hopefully we won’t have to wait that long.”
Unfortunately, no matter how much Diaz and her castmates enjoyed doing Shrek, Dreamworks assures us that Shrek Forever After is absolutely the end of the line for everyone’s favorite grumpy Scottish ogre and his medieval fairytale entourage.
The plot of Shrek Forever After itself is a bit of a reboot. When con man Rumpelstiltskin offers Shrek the chance to live a dream day in which he’s the scary ogre he used to be, Shrek winds up stuck in an alternate reality where Rumplestiltskin is the evil king, ogres are hunted, and none of Shrek’s friends know him.
There are some new characters, voiced by none other than Kathy Griffin, Jane Lynch, Craig Robinson and Jon Hamm. And many old favorites reappear, albeit in slightly changed form—Fiona has become the bad-ass leader of an underground ogre resistance and Puss in Boots is a fat housecat.
Speaking of Puss in Boots, we may not have seen the last of him yet. Although the team behind Shrek swear on their lives that this is the last of this series, they did let drop that Dreamworks is planning a Puss in Boots spin-off. “Kind of like The Jeffersons splitting off from All in the Family,” Shrek director Mike Mitchell told E! News.
Do we smell a Shrek cameo? Perhaps. In the meantime, you can get your final Shrek fix in theaters everywhere starting May 21.
source: E! Online
Cameron says working with Tom was especially rewarding because, aside from being a lot of fun, he expects a lot of his co-stars. “He has a very high standard,” she says. “So that’s a wonderful thing. That’s what you know you’re getting when you’re working with Tom. You know that you’re getting someone who is dedicated to bringing the best product forward possible, and to do that, you have to be engaged in the process.”
As for the fame, Cameron says she is incredibly grateful. “Your relationship with fame changes over a period of time. Again, it’s like a journey. You start off one place and you’re trying to get your footing underneath it,” she says. “Ultimately in the world we live in, fame doesn’t last 15 minutes in the same way it used to. You’re always there in some way, and Tom and I have been very fortunate that we’ve been able to sustain or position as famous people, only because we get to do what we love to do, which is make movies.”
Resisting the fame that comes with her level of success would probably make Cameron unhappy, she says. “When people want to come up and say something nice to you, that is a wonderful, beautiful gift that people give to you on a day-to-day basis,” she says. “If you resist that, then you’re miserable. And who wants to be miserable?”
Like Cameron, Tom says fame is a side dish but not the main event. “I never wanted to be famous. I wanted to make movies,” he says. “I want to entertain people.”
In Knight and Day, Tom plays a fugitive superspy. His co-star, Cameron Diaz, plays a lonely women whose random meeting with Tom’s character turns her life upside down.
You can watch video clips of the interview at Oprah.com!!
SOONER or later every fairy tale reaches its happily ever after. For “Shrek,” the long-running animated fantasy franchise about a curmudgeonly ogre (voiced by Mike Myers), his human-turned-ogre wife, Fiona (Cameron Diaz), and his pals Donkey (Eddie Murphy) and Puss in Boots (Antonio Banderas), that time is now. On Friday, DreamWorks Animation and Paramount will release “Shrek Forever After,” the fourth — and, the studios say, final — installment in the series, in which the titular green guy is thrown into an alternate version of his Far, Far Away kingdom where he never existed and life turned out much differently for his pals. Before the storybook shuts for good, Dave Itzkoff asked some of the “Shrek” stars about the series and what its ending means to them. These are excerpts from the conversations.
Cameron Diaz, Princess Fiona
Q. Did you have an appreciation for cartoons before you started working on “Shrek”?
A. I grew up on the barest of cartoon animation. I grew up with Tom and Jerry and the Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote. All the great, violent, sardonic characters of the good ol’ days.
Q. Those characters seem much more aggressive than you.
A. Good. You don’t know me. [Laughs.]
Q. Did it take any extra convincing for you to make all the embarrassing bodily noises that Princess Fiona is called upon to produce?
A. Well, I’m just basically a 14-year-old boy in my heart, in my spirit. So it’s very easy for me. It doesn’t take a lot of prodding for me to make silly noises.
Q. Have you ever been recognized in public for your “Shrek” character?
A. People say all the time to me: “Oh, you’re Cameron Diaz. There’s Cameron Diaz.” But of all the characters that I’ve done there’s only one that I really get, and that’s Fiona. That’s the only time people say to their kids, “This is Princess Fiona.” And I’m always like: “Don’t tell them. Just let them live as if Princess Fiona exists as a real ogre. Don’t take that away from them.”
Q. What does it mean for you that the “Shrek” series is coming to an end?
A. I realized it’s been a sort of safety net. It’s been a decade of knowing that you finish one and for the next two years we’ll be making another one. To think that that next phase of the story isn’t being told — I’m still crossing my fingers that maybe one day it will be.
Q. What’s changed about your life during that time?
A. I think that I’m definitely more mature. In some ways. I finally turned 15.
You can read the interview with the entire cast at The New York Times!
The final installment of the “Shrek’ series is only a few weeks away. In ‘Shrek Forever After,’ the big, green ogre has trouble settling into his domesticated bliss with his wife, Fiona. Hoping to experience a little bit of “youthful excitement” he makes a deal with Rumpelstiltskin — and is unwittingly duped into changing time.
Now, Rumpelstiltskin is ruler of Far Far Away, ogres are hunted, and Shrek and Fiona have never met. Shrek must hurry to put everything back the way it was, before history is changed forever. He’ll need the help of Donkey and the swashbuckling Puss-in-Boots, to get Fiona to fall in love with him all over again.
On Friday, May 10, stars Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz, and Antonio Banderas will be stopping by Moviefone to ask each other questions submitted by you! Ask them how crazy it gets when they team up in the recording booth. Or see if Mike Myers will bust out the Scottish brogue on his fellow cast-mates. You can ask them anything you’d like, just make sure you submit your question in the comments section before 5PM Eastern time on Thursday, May 13, and that you include your name and location. Come back here on Wednesday, May 19 to see if your question was used during the interview. Good luck!
We’re talking to Cameron Diaz on her cellphone, and she’s dishing about her action-oriented exploits with Tom Cruise in her upcoming movie “Knight and Day,” when she asks us to hold for a moment. Muffled in the background, we hear men shouting, “Cameron! Cameron! A-Rod? Cameron!” and then she’s back on the line, explaining what happened.
Paparazzi. Flashes. Brief mention of New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez, whom Diaz is rumored to be dating.
“That’s my daily action sequence,” Diaz says, laughing. “Walking from the car to the entrance of the hotel.”
That kind of on-the-run training came in handy for “Knight and Day,” which opens June 25 and has Diaz playing an ordinary woman caught up with a super spy (Cruise) who may (or may not — you know how these things go) be taking a full-blown vacation from reality. Diaz’s character proves to be a quick study in the ways of espionage and, soon enough, she’s executing daredevil moves on a Ducati, firing guns and taking out bad guys left and right.
Diaz signed on for “Knight and Day” a few years ago, before Cruise and before any of the action took place in far-flung locales such as Austria and Spain. “It all happened in Wichita,” Diaz says of the original script. Then she adds an imagined aside to a studio exec: ” ‘I’m sorry. I need to go to Spain if I’m doing this.’ ”
That’s not true. (We think.) But Diaz says the movie did change “completely” once she signed on, with her character losing the helpless act and becoming more involved in the action. Reteaming with Cruise, with whom she briefly costarred in “Vanilla Sky,” was a bonus.
“This time I’m not trying to kill him,” Diaz says. But is he trying to kill her? She laughs. “That’s up in the air.”
Source: L.A. Times
Cameron Diaz couldn’t be happier to have ex-boyfriend Justin Timberlake join the cast of her new comedy, “Bad Teacher.”
“We’re thrilled to have him,” Cameron told Access Hollywood’s Billy Bush on the Oscars red carpet on Sunday night. “He’s the best person for the job. He’s going to be hilarious.”
Justin might not be best known for his comedic work, but Cameron says he’ll be able to keep up with her and their co-stars.
“He’s clearly a very talented comedian, look at his ‘Saturday Night Live’ [skits],” she continued. “He’s fantastic, he’s going to be so great.”
Cameron told Access she had just finished her first day working on the comedy – which also co-stars Jason Segel, Lucy Punch, Molly Shannon and “Modern Family’s” Eric Stonestreet – on Saturday.
“We just had our first day of shooting yesterday with Jason,” she said. “And we just laughed all day. It’s so wonderful, I’m so excited.”
source: Access Hollywood
Cameron Diaz looks fabulous on the January 2010 cover of Marie Claire UK. Cameron shares with the issue how she has a new outlook on life because of death and concerns for the planet.
She is currently filming a movie with Tom Cruise called Knight & Day. I can’t wait to see them teamed up again.
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CAMERON Diaz says Tom Cruse makes an excellent stuntman.
The actress — who stars opposite Cruise in upcoming movie Knight & Day — insists the Top Gun star is the “best” when it comes to daring scenes.
“Tom was on top of the car, and I’m inside the car going: ‘Ahhh! Ahhh!’” she said.
“And he’s on the hood of the car flying through the air, you know, cabled to a car, jumping 20 feet across — I’m like: ‘I want an action scene, you guys! ‘I wanna fight! I wanna be on the hood of a car! Write it! Just write it in somewhere.’
“Tom is a professional stuntman. If he wasn’t Tom Cruise the movie star, he would be the best stuntman in the business. He’s phenomenal. What he does is, like, crazy.”