Cameron Diaz: The Holiday star signs up for Christmas remake despite retiring from acting in 2014
It looks as if Cameron Diaz’s eight years of retirement from acting are well and truly over as the American actress has reportedly signed up for The Holiday sequel.
Cameron has not starred in a movie since 2014 when the Hollywood star featured in the ‘Annie’ remake alongside Jamie Foxx, Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale.
The Mask star, who was the highest paid actress above 40 at the time of her retirement, declared she was taking a hiatus from acting to ‘take a look at the whole picture’.
She said: “When you're doing something that you know…and it's consumed your whole life for so long, it's kind of a nice thing to kind of go, ‘You know what? Let me just step back for a second, take a look at what the whole picture looks like for me, and what are the things that I could do better and be more engaged with that would make me feel more whole?"'
Seemingly, it was Cameron’s Annie co-star Jamie Foxx who brought the 50-year-old actress out of hibernation as the 54-year-old actor recently convinced her to star in a new Netflix action-comedy film with legendary quarterback Tom Brady, called Back In Action.
While their upcoming movie may have a hopeful name for Cameron Diaz fans, the news about Cameron signing up for The Holiday really proves the award-winning actress is truly ‘back in action’.
Cameron’s return to the festive film is all the more special as she lines up with all of the old cast from the original 2006 picture including Kate Winslet, Jack Black and Jude Law.
A source told The Sun: “The plan is to start filming next year. The main talents are all signed up. It's one of the most successful movies of its kind and still enjoyed every year by millions of fans around the world - it makes perfect sense to revisit those characters and find out what became of their lives after they hooked up.”
When The Holiday was first released 16 years ago, whereby American Amanda (Diaz) swapped homes with Surrey-based journalist Iris (Winslet) and both parties fell in love, many critics called it predictable.
Doubts were squashed however as the festive favourite generated more than £160 million at box office.
One face who will sadly not be returning to The Holiday is Eli Wallach, who starred in the original picture at the age of 90 as Arthur Abbott. The acting veteran died at the age of 98 in 2014 from natural causes.