Cameron Diaz covers the new issue of Esquire magazine, promoting her new movie with Jason Segel.
Asked about this a dozen times per year, the 41-year-0ld is asked to yet again defend her reproductive choices and marital status.
This time, Esquire is asking why she chose not to fulfill the social obligation of motherhood.
Cameron explains, “It’s so much more work to have children. To have lives besides your own that you are responsible for — I didn’t take that on. That did make things easier for me. A baby — that’s all day, every day for eighteen years. Not having a baby might really make things easier, but that doesn’t make it an easy decision.”
She continues, “I like protecting people, but I was never drawn to being a mother. I have it much easier than any of them. That’s just what it is. Doesn’t mean life isn’t sometimes hard. I’m just what I am. I work on what I am. Right now, I think, things are good for me. I’ve done a lot. And I don’t care anymore.”
The actress is also asked about her age in every interview.
Asked again, she responds, “I like being 41. I love it. So much s**t just falls away. Fear, mostly. It’s the best age. That’s when a woman knows how to work things, or she doesn’t care about that anymore. You just stop being afraid. You don’t worry about what men think. You just don’t worry that time registers anything awful.”