How much Cameron Diaz can audiences expect to see in this month’s raunchy comedy Sex Tape? All of the Cameron Diaz. All. At least, that’s what the A-list comedienne is claiming in a provocative and revealing new interview.
As part of a cover story for Esquire, the 41-year-old Cameron Diaz says that her role as a suburban wife whose spicy sex tape gets released required her to bare more than she ever has on screen before. In fact, as she says, we’re getting The Full Diaz:
It's a first for me. But Jason (Segel) gets naked, too. It's just a part of the role. So I did it. I mean you see everything."
She can’t mean "everything," because that would surely garner Sex Tape an NC-17 rating, and a classification as porn. But these quotes are a sure-fire way to market an adult comedy that will be arriving in theaters at a time when the film industry will need a goose following a glut of effects-driven blockbusters like Hercules and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Seeing Jason Segel nude is nothing new. Here’s a part of Forgetting Sarah Marshall that’s borderline SFW.
And Cameron Diaz’s choice of words is mildly deceiving. She calls her nude scene "a first," but is that accurate? The Celebrity Nudity Database has multiple mentions of Ms. Diaz on screen, though they also include "sexy" appearances like two Charlie’s Angels movies, when Diaz dangled her dainties in the smallest underwear she could find:
Or Bad Teacher, when she washed cars in the sexiest way possible:
And, of course, Ridley Scott’s The Counselor, when she humped a windshield.
So yeah, Cameron Diaz is shedding her inhibitions as she matures. And she says the same later in the Esquire interview, admitting:
I like being 41. I love it. So much shit 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."
Does not worrying lead to full-frontal nudity on screen? Find out when Sex Tape opens on July 25.