Hollywood star Cameron Diaz admits she accepted the offer to appear in forthcoming film Knight and Day to battle the grief of her father’s death. The 37-year-old actress is paired opposite Hollywood hunk Tom Cruise in the James Mangold directorial venture.
Diaz was devastated when her father Emilio died of pneumonia in April 2008 during the filming of My Sister’s Keeper. “I’d spent a year in grief with my family, and I just wanted to have some fun and go on a great adventure. I wanted to spend some time just having a laugh without it being something heavy,” she said.
She says she always chooses movies on subjects she likes, rather than their effect on her career. “I’ve always made movies for my own pleasure. I’ve never made decisions based on any sort of trajectory for my career,” she added.