Cameron Diaz celebrated her big 40th birthday in August, and just a few weeks before marking the milestone, she posed for Esquire UK — her full interview appears in the November issue, which goes on sale Thursday, Oct. 4, on newsstands and digitally. Cameron got sexy in lingerie for photographer Terry Richardson and touches on getting older, marriage, and kids in the publication. Here's more from Cameron Diaz in Esquire:
- On getting older: "There's no such thing as anti-aging — it's all a crock of sh*t, 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, rather than getting all pissed off that things didn't fit into your little prescribed box. And it's much bigger. For the first time in my life I'm content. I'm so excited. Getting older is the best part of life. Like, I know more than I've ever known. 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."
- On marriage: "It just wasn't the thing I was drawn to. I certainly didn't want it in my twenties. Or my thirties. And I'm going to be 40 in three weeks. So we'll see! I'd always wanted to get hitched in Vegas at least three times. It's funny because as my girlfriends get older, I see how their relationships have evolved, and you know, the people you're drawn to changes. I'm not attracted to the same people that I was drawn to in my twenties."
- On having kids: "I don't need to have the children in my life be a part of my literal flesh. And anyway, there's still a possibility of that, I aint that old. Believe it or not, I'm feeling very...capable."
Photos courtesy Terry Richardson for Esquire UK