Cameron Diaz Retiring From Acting Again, Sources Refute Jamie Foxx’s ‘Meltdown’ Tied to Decision

Cameron Diaz came out of retirement to join Jamie Foxx on a new Netflix film. But the Charlie’s Angel star is reportedly calling it quits again following Foxx’s alleged “meltdown” on the movie set.

Diaz first announced her retirement from acting in 2018, one year before she welcomed her son Raddix and three years after marrying her husband Benji Madden, Page Six reports. But she changed her mind and decided to return to the big screen to star alongside Jamie Foxx in Netflix’s upcoming action-comedy film Back In Action, slated for release in 2024.

However, being away from her family on such a hectic film set only reminded Diaz how much she would rather be home with her family.

“These back-to-back 10-hour workdays have been a lot on her and she hates being away from Raddix,” a source told the Daily Mail on Monday.

“Cameron loves being a mom more than anything in the world.”

While her husband supports her acting career, Diaz’s return to long work days has reportedly “been a lot on him,” the insider shared.

“Although she has gotten to see her family while shooting the film, it is just not the same,” the source claimed.

Regarding the movie set, things reportedly turned chaotic after Foxx allegedly threw a tantrum and fired an executive producer, two directors, and his driver. Sources close to Diaz claim that Foxx’s “meltdown” had nothing to do with her alleged decision to re-retire from acting.

“When you are in a position of authority, sometimes you have to make decisions to let people go who do not share the same vision as you,” the source said before claiming they would be “incredibly surprised if it caused any tension between Jamie and Cameron.”

Diaz and Foxx are longtime friends in the business who shared the screen in 1999’s Any Given Sunday and 2014’s remake of Annie. Foxx was the one who got Diaz to return to acting after her first retirement announcement.

“Cameron is a businessperson and understands that this is necessary at times and, honestly, Jamie is the only reason that she is doing this film and they are still very close,” the source explained.

Production for the new Netflix film took place in the UK from Dec. 2, 2022, to March 9 and will continue in Georgia between March 27 and April 14th.