Cameron Diaz Opens Up to Esquire About Getting Naked For ‘Sex Tape’ [Gallery]

The Hollywood star poses for Esquire and reveals how she felt without clothes in her new movie.

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The 41-year-old beauty, who becomes more and more stunning with every single year, landed on the cover of Esquire’s August 2014 issue in a high-cut swimsuit, and spoke of her latest movie.

With her 42nd birthday approaching on August 30, the star dismissed Hollywood’s obsession with youth and demonstrates how to get older with pride and an readiness to try something new.

“I like being 41. I love it,” Diaz tells Esquire magazine in its August issue, whi is set to go on sale July 8.

“So much s*** 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.”

Perhaps it’s that perspective that helped lead the Hollywood actress to the July comedy “Sex Tape,” in which she and Jason Segel play a couple who accidentally share a home video with their friends and relatives.

Obviously, neither Diaz nor her movie partner could be shy about showing some nudity with a plot like that, but in fact, the actress isn’t just showing someskin. She’s showing everything.

“It’s a first for me,” she says of the nude work in the comedy. “But Jason (Segel) gets naked, too. It’s just a part of the role. So I did it. I mean, you see everything.”

“I found myself in a room in the middle of nowhere Massachusetts at 11:00 at night doing a childbirth scene, and everybody’s screaming at one another – Jason, the cameramen, the director,” she told Esquire. “And me acting like I’m trying to push a basketball out of my vajoon. Crazy shit, right? And the thing is, I always take a moment to say, ‘We’re lucky. This is a great job. A fun job.’”

While the 42-year-old is still conquering career firsts, in her personal life she’s content with where she is. When the topic veers toward her decision not to have kids, Diaz explains, “it’s so much more work to have children.”

“To have lives besides your own that you are responsible for – I didn’t take that on,” the actress says. “That did make things easier for me. A baby – that’s all day, every day for 18 years. Not having a baby might really make things easier, but that doesn’t make it an easy decision.

“I like protecting people, but I was never drawn to being a mother. I have it much easier than any of them. That’s just what it is. Doesn’t mean life isn’t sometimes hard. I’m just what I am. I work on what I am.”

“Right now, I think, things are good for me. I’ve done a lot. And I don’t care anymore,” Diaz concluded.

Whe Cameron Diaz posed for Esquire last year she also admitted feeling good when being in her forties.

“For the first time in my life I’m content,” she told Esquire magazine. “I’m so excited. Getting older is the best part of life. Like, I know more than I’ve ever known.”

She continued: “I have gratitude. I know myself better. I feel more capable than ever. And as far as the physicality of it, I feel better at 40 than I did at 25.”

She said: “There’s no such thing as anti-ageing. You can’t go back in time. So for me, it’s about living in this moment, the best that I can. Contentment is about coming to terms with life as it is.”

Cameron, who has been linked to a string of Hollywood’s most wanted bachelors including Justin Timberlake and baseball star Alex Rodriguez, opened up that marriage is not the first thing on her mind.

“It’s hard to say. It just wasn’t the thing I was drawn to. I certainly didn’t want it in my 20s. Or my 30s. So we’ll see.”

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