Cameron Diaz on the Perils of Monogamy, Aging
Posted Tuesday April 15, 2014 8:17 AM GMT
With her new comedy "The Other Woman" set to hit theaters April 25th, Cameron Diaz garnered herself a little added exposure by covering the May 2014 issue of InStyle magazine.
The "Charlie's Angels" hottie looked stunning in a white dress for the publication's spread while opening up about everything from her commitment rules to aging.
Check out a few highlights from Miss Diaz's interview below. For more, be sure to visit InStyle!
"I don’t if anyone is really naturally monogamous. We all the same instincts as animals. But we live in a society where it’s been ingrained in us to do these things. A lot of people chase after it because they’ve been told, ‘This equals happiness.’ They chase it, they get it and then they find out, ‘Why did I think this was going to make me happy? I’m miserable.’"
On people controlling themselves:
"People think of discipline as deprivation. They think it means ‘I can’t have all these things I want.’ But it actually allows you to have everything you want. You just can’t have a sh*t ton of it. Discipline is just being conscious of your choices. People are screwed up about it. They go from one extreme to the other. I don’t have any guilt over anything. It’s all one big experience of being alive and engaged."
On reaching 41:
"I’m 41, I’ve been through everything, OK? I’m grateful for all of it – whether it was something quick and passing or something that lingered too long. There is not one thing I’ve been through that hasn’t been a lesson that led me to this moment, and I can’t believe how great life keeps getting. I swear to God this is why I love getting older, just being in the moment. Women are told if they don’t defy nature and stay 25 for the rest of their lives, it’s a personal failure. But I don’t want to stay where I was. I don’t want to be stagnant."
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