"It's unusual thing to mention, " I understand a good deal of folks won't know this, I know you know it, however it had been so extreme to operate at the level and also be that people and put out yourself", Diaz explained. Also, I really looked at my life and I saw what I had been...
"When you are making a film, it is really a fantastic excuse - they individual you. For months on end, you have no time for anything else", she said.
"I do get the overwhelming energy of the attention that's being put toward me. I had to basically take it back and take responsibility for my own life", she said.
Diaz also described how actors are put in a position "where everything is taken care of for us".
And Blythe, 77, agreed with her daughter's reasoning, but said for her the realisation came a little later. Everybody's doing things for you, and you're catered around, and I never felt really, truly comfortable with that. "That wasn't my comfort zone, to be taken care of".
Diaz similarly reflected on her departure from Hollywood past year.
Elaborating on the major changes in her life in recent years, she said: "I just decided that I wanted different things out of my life".
Speaking to Gwyneth, she said: "Well, all of my, 'I'm not going to do this, ' was just fear".
Cameron Diaz attends the "Annie" World Premiere at Ziegfeld Theater on December 7, 2014 in New York City. After welcoming her first child Raddix with husband Benji Madden, Diaz spoke to Gwyneth Paltrow and revealed that she was a driving force in helping her become a mom.
Diaz has been open about leaving her Hollywood career before.
Cameron previously discussed her decision to withdraw from the movie business, and admitted she doesn't miss it. "I had gone so hard for so long, working, making films and it's such a grind", said Diaz.
"Because it's nearly like as soon as you get to the age where you start to really, really like yourself and really, really accept yourself, that's when you start having wrinkles and your metabolism changes and all those things happen".
Robbie Williams confirmed it was her who urged him to give his wife Ayda Field another try over a drink with her at Hollywood's famous Chateau Marmont.