How was Cameron Diaz really coaxed out of retirement for the Netflix rom-com?

Worth $140 million, she is the founder of the successful wine trading company Avaline, and enjoys a happy family life with her husband, Benji Madden, and their daughter, Raddix.

So it’s no wonder some Cameron Diaz fans were left scratching their heads when it was revealed that the actress, 50, will be coming out of retirement for the Netflix rom-com, Back In Action, after eight years on the job.

The Golden Globe nominee has officially announced that she will be giving up acting in 2018 so she can devote more time to herself and Benji rock.

A year later, she welcomed daughter Radix, three, in December 2019 and said she “couldn’t imagine” letting her child embark on a 14-hour shoot.

Little is known about the upcoming action comedy, however, which will see Cameron get back together with close friend Jamie Foxx, whom she starred with in her latest project, 2014’s Annie.

She’s got $140 million in the bank, a happy family life and a successful wine business — so how was Cameron Diaz really coaxed out of retirement for a Netflix rom-com?

And apparently it all comes down to her close friendship with Jamie Foxx.

Following the news, Cameron wrote in an Instagram story: “(Jamie Foxx) Only you can put me back in action. I can’t wait, it’s going to be a blast! ”

He notably brought in American football player Tom Brady in an effort to coax the retired actress back from a long-term break.

Couple: The Golden Globe nominee has officially announced that she will quit acting in 2018 so she can devote more time to herself and rocker Benji (pictured in 2016)

Couple: The Golden Globe nominee has officially announced that she will quit acting in 2018 so she can devote more time to herself and rocker Benji (pictured in 2016)

The end of Cameron’s retirement was announced through a message shared on Jamie’s Twitter account in June.

During the call, she made sure to express how upset she was about making an announcement.

She stated, “I’m so anxious right now, I’m running the room… I don’t know how to do this, you know?”

The Django Unchained star then brought in quarterback Brady, 44, who is notoriously indecisive about ending his career, to give the actress some pointers.

Friends: Little is known about the upcoming action comedy, but it will see Cameron reunite with close friend Jamie Foxx, whom she starred in in 2014's Annie.

Friends: Little is known about the upcoming action comedy, but it will see Cameron reunite with close friend Jamie Foxx, whom she starred in in 2014’s Annie.

Surprise!  The end of Cameron's retirement was announced through a message shared on Jamie's Twitter account in June

Surprise! The end of Cameron’s retirement was announced through a message shared on Jamie’s Twitter account in June

I was talking to Jimmy and he said you need some advice on how not to retire. I am relatively successful in not retiring.

Jimmy also added a message saying he needed a little help getting Diaz back into acting, calling her The Goat, which stands for The Greatest of All Time.

Cameron, I hope you’re not mad, I scored this, but there’s no going back now. Had to call the goats to bring back another goat.

I also did a couple of movies with Jamie, which is amazing…

The last movie I made was Annie with Jamie, so the first movie I went back to was this one with Jamie. So, it’s amazing.

Throwback: They also worked together on 1999's Any Given Sunday, a sports drama film depicting a fictional professional American football team

Throwback: They also worked together on 1999’s Any Given Sunday, a sports drama film depicting a fictional professional American football team

“He’s so cool, he’s so easy, he’s so professional, so talented, and just being able to work with him, it’s going to be so much fun.”

They also worked together on 1999’s Any Given Sunday, a sports drama film depicting a fictional professional American football team.

Cameron was seen on the set of her new movie for the first time this week while filming in London alongside Jamie and Glenn Close, 75.

The film was directed by Horrible Bosses’ Seth Gordon and Neighbors screenwriter Brendan O’Brien.

Despite her current acting stint on Netflix, the busy bee promoted her clean, vegan wine brand Avaline earlier this month.

She seemed to get into the Christmas spirit as she beckoned her followers to spend a night watching her 2006 hit movie, The Holiday, which recently sparked rumors of a sequel, and to drink wine.

Gushing: “I also did a couple of movies with Jamie, which is amazing,” Cameron said during a September appearance on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon.

Gushing: “I also did a couple of movies with Jamie, which is amazing…” Cameron also said during his September appearance on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon.

Can I guide you guys to the perfect pairing for the holiday season? “The vacation is on TV, a glass of Avaline wine and a room full of friends,” the Charlie’s Angels star suggested.

Cameron went on to encourage fans to check out her company’s guide to “Creating Your Dream Movie Night.”

This includes a gluten-free cheese popcorn recipe, wine suggestions, tips for making the perfect mint and pomegranate spritz and a guide to making a charcuterie board.

In the footage, the baby’s mother can be seen smiling while sitting on a pink sofa, wearing a cozy beige turtleneck, black pants, and bright red nails.

disappointing!  Kate Winslet has allegedly been shut down because a sequel to The Holiday, was in the works - after the original cast were allegedly reuniting for a new movie (Cameron is depicted in the film)

disappointing! Kate Winslet has allegedly been shut down because a sequel to The Holiday, was in the works – after the original cast were allegedly reuniting for a new movie (Cameron is depicted in the film)

Her post came just days after Kate Winslet shut down a sequel to The Holiday that was in the works — after it was alleged that the original cast were reuniting for a new movie.

‘I’ve read about it, but it’s the first time I’ve heard of it,’ said the Titanic star. People.

She continued, “I promise that no agent, representative, or anyone first around me has ever had any conversation with me about that.” Hand in hand, that never happened.

Big hit: Cameron’s first big hit was in the outrageous comedy The Mask alongside funny man Jim Carrey

Bikini body: Cameron played secret agent Natalie Cook in the action comedy and its sequel, alongside boyfriend Drew Barrymore, 47, and Lucy Liu, 54

Bikini body: Cameron played secret agent Natalie Cook in the action comedy and its sequel, alongside boyfriend Drew Barrymore, 47, and Lucy Liu, 54

Writer and director Nancy Meyers also took to Instagram to debunk the rumors of a sequel, writing: So many DMs about this — sorry but it just isn’t true.

Cameron has a long list of film credits behind her after catapulting to fame with a role in the 1994 outrageous comedy The Mask alongside funny man Jim Carrey.

The film, which grossed over $351 million on an $18-23 million budget, established Cameron as the leading lady.

1998 saw Cameron once again the leading love interest in There’s Something About Mary, playing Ben Stiller.

And after firmly making her mark in the industry, a slew of classics like Charlies Angels, Bad Teacher, My Best Friends Wedding, and What Happens In Vegas put Cameron on the map.

Bad Teacher: Wicked comedy saw the blonde beauty star side-by-side with ex-lover and singer-turned-actor Justin Timberlake, 41

Bad Teacher: Wicked comedy saw the blonde beauty star side-by-side with ex-lover and singer-turned-actor Justin Timberlake, 41


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