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I’ve added the outtakes from Parade from an interview with Cameron.
‘My father died almost exactly a year ago,” Cameron Diaz says. “It’s still such a huge thing in my life. There’s no way that I could ever say enough about him. I could never explain how amazing he was. A life that big, somebody that incredible, doesn’t leave. He’s still part of our family. We talk about him all the time.”
Diaz was in the midst of filming the heartbreaking My Sister’s Keeper, playing a mother fighting to save the life of her terminally ill daughter, when she faced a tragedy of her own. Her 58-year-old father, Emilio, died suddenly of complications from pneumonia. Production came to a halt as Diaz headed home to be with her family before returning to complete the film, which opens June 26.
Playing a parent facing the end of her child’s life would be a challenge for any actress, but I asked Diaz how the loss of her father influenced her performance.
“I was in shock,” she says. “Whether or not I got to take that experience and apply it to my work is something that I can’t answer.”
She is extremely close to her mother, Billie, and her sister, Chimine. She credits her family with her work ethic, her backbone, and her admittedly weird sense of humor. But her father was at the center of Diaz’s world.
A few years ago, we laughed together about how she had been brought up as a “daddy’s boy.”
“He was a huge football fan,” she says with a smile. “Dad didn’t have a son, so my sister and I sort of absorbed his love of sports. We’d watch a game, and he’d be screaming at the top of his lungs. Dad was so funny and such a boy. It was great to have that influence in my life.”
Read the rest of the interview at Parade!
Cameron is on the cover of Vogue (July), we have some images from the photoshoot featured inside, you can also read some on of the interview here, shes looks stunning and the interview is great, scans will come asap, enjoy!
In an interview with Closer magazine Cameron said: “Women are obsessed with looking young, but what about the innocent of youth?
“That’s the thing you can’t get back… the thing to envy in young people is not how they look but their innocence.”
The 36-year-old was also philosophical about her life in general, and growing older, saying: “Things are good in my life right now… I feel good about my little world and the people that are in it.
“I feel I have grown spiritually, and I do like that aspect of my life.”
She also commented about love, saying: “We all fall in love and we have our heart broken.
“And it’s not just about love over a boy or a girl, it’s all these things we collect in our lifetime to create ourselves.”
Actress Cameron Diaz is probably best known for her performance in romantic comedies like There’s Something About Mary, Shrek and My Best Friend’s Wedding. This summer, she’s taking on a new kind of role, playing the mother of a cancer-stricken young girl in My Sister’s Keeper. Cameron’s character has dedicated her life to saving her daughter, but when she and her husband have a second daughter for “spare parts,” the family faces even more emotional battles.
Ali Wentworth, Mark Consuelos and Gayle King, who saw a screening of the movie, say they still can’t stop thinking about it. “It’s agonizing,” Gayle says. “You understand all points of view. It’s so well done and so well cast.”
Though the story of My Sister’s Keeper is unique, Cameron says audiences will relate to the family’s struggle. “It’s about a family who’s losing a member. You learn about everyone’s experience,” she says. “This is something that happens with families with special needs in it. Everybody’s energies go toward keeping that person alive.”
Cameron says one of the main lessons of the movie is how one person’s illness affects so many different aspects of family life. “A family needs all the components, and when one of them is taken out, all the other relationships suffer—in this case, the mother’s relationship with her other children suffers, the husband and wife’s relationship suffers. Everything starts to be compartmentalized and deconstructed.”
Cameron lost her father when she had only three weeks left of filming My Sister’s Keeper, but she says she’s still not sure if the experience influenced her performance. “I don’t know if I could say even now, a year later, if it hurt me or helped me—if I was present with it or if I was completely in shock,” she says.
Oprah calls My Sister’s Keeper a three-hankie film, but Cameron says it’s more than just a tearjerker. “It’s just as much about celebrating life as it is about the tears,” she says.