Cameron Diaz - sometimes dubbed "the gorgeous goof", sometimes berated and sometimes deemed incredibly annoying - is apparently ready to come out of hibernation and start acting on a regular basis again. Even
if high-profile movie projects featuring Cameron have been somewhat thin on the ground lately, have no fear: Cameron is done with soul-searching and has apparently figured herself out enough to take to the big stage again and put in talk-show and glossy magazine appearances. Last week, she rocked GQ with a smoldering hot bikini spread, while this week she's on the cover of "W" magazine, talking about moving to New York and her secret childhood wishes. And - needless to say - looking as hot as ever.
"I'm done with L.A. Those guys [the paparazzi], you can't get away from them. You have no options because everybody's in a car," she said. "Here [in Manhattan], I can walk down the street like everybody else. Not everybody is there to be rich and famous or attach themselves to rich and famous people. People want nothing from you. They just want to say, like, 'Hey, how's it going, Cameron?' I like that interaction. I like to be in a place where I can be open
to people and not worry about the consequences," she added. However, that's probably not a very accurate depiction of life in New York City, but rather an idealized vision based on watching a healthy dose of "Friends" every night before going to bed. But if it works for Cameron, it's probably as healthy as any other human fantasy.
The actress also reveals that she never had her sights set on modeling and acting when she was young. "I wanted to be a zoologist, to study the sociology of animals," she said, before adding that life in L.A. has given her excellent training in that particular respect - a little irony she seems to have noticed herself. "[T]hat's pretty much what I do now anyway," she said. "I thought I'd be on the plains of Africa watching lions, but instead I'm in Hollywood watching train wrecks." While some might qualify that particular remark as arrogant and annoying, it's probably one of the most accurately brief depictions of Hollywood we've heard in a while. So, kudos to Cameron for getting away - at least for a while. Enjoy the photos, and stay tuned for fresh updates.