She is, and was, pretty. But that’s not her 2012 face. That’s several injections, fillers, and lifts ago. It’s a chemical peel ago. Oh well. Bless the digital artist who did this to her face, because she looks better than she has in decades. Gone is the shininess, gone are the veins.
Her arm position’s bizarre and unflattering. But, whoever’s CGI face that is looks good (the rest of the shoot aside from the cover is less-flattering).
On her approach to life: “I’m living my life as a journey. My quest is to make it better every year.”
On movies: “What I love about movies is how many people they can reach. I don’t make a movie because I think, This is something I want to say. I just want people to laugh, to cry, to feel.”
On friendship: “Good friendship is basic: Be good to one another, be thoughtful, enrich one another’s lives. I learn so much from my girlfriends, and I love it.”
On her love life: “I would never have guessed that I would end up dating any of the guys I’ve dated. Never! There’s no through-line between them. But I love love, and love comes from many different places. When I was going through a bit of a heartbreak a little while ago, I said to a friend, ‘Wow, this really hurts!’ And he said to me, ‘That just shows you what your capacity for loving is.’ I would rather have my heart broken a thousand times than never to love at all. I have so much love to give; I’m not empty of love, I’m full of love.”
On whether she’ll have kids: “Society definitely puts pressure on women to make them think their lives should go a certain way. I’ve never said I don’t want children; I just haven’t had children yet. I don’t know what’s going to happen in my life! I could end up adopting children. I could end up with a partner who already has children. Who knows? I’m not trying to fit into anyone’s box about how I should be. I just fit in my own box.” - via InStyle Magazine.
Sounds about right, the baby quote, remembering that Diaz has to temper her answer somewhat because she’s promoting What To Expect When You’re Expecting. Basically, she may have children. But she’s not going to kowtow to sexist pressure to arbitrarily have a kid. It’s sort of a soft cop-out answer. But it’s probably the right one to give, in the context. It’s in the vein of a quote Jennifer Aniston just gave: her happiness isn’t predicated on breeding, nor will she rush to please anyone.
That said, Jennifer Westfeldt recently gave the more absolute answer while promoting a comparable movie, Friends With Kids, paraphrased as: “Being scared I may regret being childless is a poor reason to have a baby.” Similarly, Zooey Deschanel admitted not wanting a kid. Nor did Carrie Underwood feel the need to have a kid on a whim, and she wasn’t afraid to say so when baby browbeaten during a recent interview.