Cameron Diaz on the Perils of Monogamy, Aging

Posted Tuesday April 15, 2014 9:17 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!

On monogamy:
"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."

Photo Credit: InStyle

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