Born on August 30, 1972 in Long Beach, California, Cameron Diaz grew up in the typical fashion of any all-American girl. Except of course, she was an exceptional beauty. Cameron's dad, Emilio, a Cuban American, was a foreman at a California Oil Company. Her mom, Billie, who's German, English, and Native American, was an import-export broker. Cameron was raised in Long Beach alongside her sister Chimene. As she was growing up, Cameron was like most girls, listening to lots of modern music and acting wild. But by her mid-teens, Cameron began attending Hollywood parties and staying out until the wee hours of the morning. It was during this party phase of her life that Cameron ended up meeting a well connected man who would change her whole life. Jeff Dunas spotted Cameron while she was out one night and told her that he could sign her up with the Elite modeling agency. Although Cameron initially thought his proposition was somewhat fishy, she took his card and discussed it with her family and friends. After having left Long Beach and having traveled around the world due to her modeling contracts, and having appeared in such magazines asMademoiselle and Seventeen, Cameron returned to California at age 21, and although she continued to model, she knew that she wanted more. In 1994, she decided to audition for a small bit part in the movie, The Mask starring the elastic faced Jim Carrey. Although she didn't have any acting experience whatsoever, Cameron was cast as the female lead in the film.
Although Cameron was supposed to star in Mortal Kombat, for which she was required to learn martial arts, she ended up injuring her wrist and ultimately had to back out of the film. But after having received such rave reviews upon The Mask's release, Cameron set out to perfect her acting skills by steering clear of potential blockbuster hits and focused on low budget films such as The Last Supper, Feeling Minnesota which co-starred Keanu Reeves, and Head Above Water, in which she played Harvey Keitel's wife. Once Cameron felt that she had reached her acting acme, she returned to the big screen, starring in My Best Friend's Wedding starring opposite Julia Roberts. It was at this time that The National Association of Theater Owners (NATO) acknowledged her string of movie triumphs by naming her the ShoWest Female Star of Tomorrow.
A little while after that, she hit the silver screen once again with A Life Less Ordinary starring opposite Ewan McGregor. Unfortunately, however, the movie was not well received by critics. The film that really turned Cameron into a household name was her now iconic role in There's Something About Mary, which co-starred comedian Ben Stiller and Matt Dillon. Although Cameron was dating Dillon for nearly three years, whom she met on the set of the film, the couple has recently split. More recently, Cameron starred opposite Al Pacino in Any Given Sunday, with John Cusack in Being John Malkovich (in which she's hardly recognizable), and most recently, she starring in Charlie's Angels with fellow beauties Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu. Cameron is now one of Hollywood's biggest stars, with roles in the blockbuster Shrek, Vanilla Sky, The Sweetest Thing, Gangs of New York, Charlie's Angels 2, and the biggest animation in movie history, Shrek 2.
Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake celebrate their engagement
Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake threw a lavish party last weekend to celebrate their engagement.
The stunning actress and pop heartthrob, who got engaged over Christmas, hired a 6,900GBP-a-night penthouse at Las Vegas' Hard Rock Hotel for the bash.
While speculation was rife the smitten pair were set to wed at the party, after giving friends their invites at the last minute, they decided to hold the bash to celebrate their love with those closest to them.
Despite reports of a rift between Cameron and Justin's mother, Lynn, she was there to join in the celebrations.
Earlier this month, it was claimed Lynn had reportedly talked her son out of proposing to Cameron a year ago - because she didn't think he was ready to settle down.
The singer, who eventually popped the question to the stunning actress over teh festive period, had wanted to propose 12 months ago and had even bought a ring.
However, mom Lynn was said to be concerned with Justin's plans and told him not to, according to America's Us Weekly magazine.
A source said: "Cameron was thrilled by the ring, even though there was no proposal with it. But she has worried from the beginning that Lynn didn't like her."
Justin's mum delays wedding bells
Cameron Diaz is reportedly annoyed with Justin Timberlake's mother after finding out she talked him out of proposing.
According to the Evening Standard quoting the Daily Mail Lynn Harless refused to give him her blessing to propose. She regards the Charlie's Angels actress as far too old for her son.
A source said: "Cameron has worried from day one that Lynn didn't like her and didn't approve of their relationship."
Timberlake's mother was incredibly close to his childhood sweetheart Britney Spears and was upset when they split in March
Timberlake, 23, is close to his mother. He has an enormous tattoo of her initials LBH on his back, along with a cherub and the word 'Guardian'.
Timberlake has spoken in the past of his bond with his mum, he said: "She takes care of me."
Cameron Diaz's cool wedding gown
KOOKY blonde actress Cameron Diaz will reportedly wear a Native American dress when she ties the knot with chart-topper Justin Timberlake.
The Charlie's Angels star is ditching the traditional white gown for something which will pay tribute to her mother, Billie's, Native American roots.
Cam's picked her friend and fashion designer, David Jet Black Horse, to create a nuptial frock with a difference, flying him to LA to discuss ideas, reports UK website Digital Spy.
"I am hoping to make her a really cool Native American wedding dress, with white moccasins and everything," he gushed.
"I think she would look amazing in a white leather shortish dress with beading, the moccasins would match "She has a dress a bit like it already but it would be different and fun," he said.
Justin, 23, reportedly popped the question after asking her parents for her hand in marriage.
The proposal puts to bed last year's rumours Justin was playing 'Rock Your Body' with a buxom, British model - a claim he dismissed as untrue.
Hangin' With....Cameron Diaz
Charlie's Angel Cameron Diaz provides the voice of the feisty Princess Fiona in the new Dreamworks computer-animated film Shrek (opens May 18th). We spoke with Cameron recently about her first turn at voicing an animated character and found her to be fascinated with the film and its technology and proud of the chance to play Fiona.
Q: Why did you take this role in an animated film and how did you learn about it?
A: Jeffrey Katzenberg contacted me. I was really excited when they said Mike Meyers and Eddie Murphy and John Lithgow were doing this. I was like 'Sign me up!'. I was really flattered that they would consider adding me to the mix. They told me what it was about and I thought that sounds great. I thought it would be really fun to play the character and have that for my niece and nephew. Before (in other films like this) you weren't made so aware of the actors doing the voices. It's great to show a different side of yourself as well. It's rare to play a princess out of a fairy tale in (live action) movies."
Q: Tell us about your character.
A: Fiona is a princess locked in a tower. She's had a curse put on her and she's been waiting to be rescued by her prince, her knight in shining armor. She's been waiting quite some time, tapping her foot, waiting for that moment. But I think she's gone out for a couple of burgers a few times. It's not too hard to get out of the castle for her. She's gotten caught up in the fairy tale idea of what a princess is all about. She also has a bit of a secret that she's hiding from the rest of the world that she's afraid to reveal. She knows how other people will react because it's how she reacts to Shrek when she first meets him. So she's been waiting for Prince Charming to break her spell.
Q: How did you feel when you first saw the animated Fiona and how the film looked in general?
A: I couldn't believe what I was seeing. It was this person! It doesn't really look like me but she shares the same gestures and movements and voice. I wasn't prepared for the gestures, the essence of me in the character. The way light is used in the film is great. It appears to give texture to the plants and skin. I thought, wow! That's so realistic. It's almost reality but it's done with technology. It's unbelievable.
Q: What's your favorite scene in the film?
A: (laughing) My favorite part of the film was the gingerbread man who is being interrogated and he's like 'You're asking me about the muffin man, the muffin man? Yes, the muffin man". He's got his little legs broken off. It killed me. I fell over. Where did this come from? Out of nowhere and it's devious and sick (but funny). I loved it. I also just learned that the pouring of a glass of milk (to go with the gingerbread cookie) was technically the most difficult shot. That there was a guy working for 3 years on pouring the milk into a glass. It's amazing.
Q: Any final impressions?
A: Just that I'm really proud to be a part of this. It's great!
Diaz not appearing in 'Desperate Housewives'
Reports that Cameron Diaz will be making a cameo appearance in hit US drama Desperate Housewives have been denied by the programme's makers.
Last week the Daily Star claimed that Diaz had signed up for a role in the show, which is seen by a massive 22 million viewers each week in the States.
A spokeswoman said today: "Cameron Diaz has not been booked for the show. There are no plans for her to appear on Desperate Housewives."
Desperate Housewives begins in the UK on Channel 4 at 10pm.
Cameron Diaz Shy: But Diaz Invites MTV Along
"I hate cameras," Cameron Diaz complained to TV critics. "You know, you don't really want to be followed around by cameras all the time." Well, who does? But what's a girl to do when she wants to spread a message and MTV is willing to help?
Diaz, who appeared via satellite last week at the TV industry's spring preview marathon, is among the latest celebrities to launch a reality show for the music channel.
The star of 'Charlie's Angels' and 'Shrek' spoke from a "rain forest somewhere on this big, beautiful planet," she said, where she's taping a segment of her MTV series. Diaz wouldn't disclose the location because "we're trying to keep it on the down-low, so to speak, so that people don't try to find us."
Trippin - will take Diaz from her secret jungle to Nepal, Patagonia and beyond. The message of the series, which is scheduled to debut in March, "is that we only have one planet and we are all related," she said.
"We need to start looking at our natural resources and understanding that we only have so much fresh water, we only have so much oil, we only have so many trees."
Pausing now and then to slap at her legs - "Cicadas! I hate bugs!" - Diaz said that such buddies as Drew Barrymore and Kid Rock would join her on her jaunts
Cameron Diaz to marry in Native American dress
Cameron Diaz will reportedly wear a Native American dress when she marries fiancé Justin Timberlake. The stunning actress wants to ditch the traditional gown for an outfit that will pay tribute to mother Billie's roots.
The blonde beauty has asked fashion designer and close friend David Jet Black Horse to create a gown with a difference and has already flown him to Los Angeles to discuss idea.
He said: "I am hoping to make her a really cool Native American wedding dress, with white moccasins and everything.
"I think she would look amazing in a white leather shortish dress with beading, the moccasins would match "She has a dress a bit like it already but it would be different and fun."
Cameron, 32, got engaged to 23-year-old Justin over the New Year after the pop heartthrob popped the question and she was soon seen with a huge diamond ring on her finger.
The smitten pair, who began dating in 2003, celebrated their engagement by canoodling in a Los Angeles restaurant, surrounded by friends.
An onlooker told Britain's The Sun newspaper: "They looked really happy together. Justin kept leaning over to Cameron, kissing her and whispering in her ear. They all had a great time."
"Justin and Cameron spent a lot of time together over the holidays and decided the time was right to get engaged. He spent a fortune on the ring and Cameron was thrilled with it. They haven't decided yet when they will get married."
Justin has previously dated pop babe Britney Spears and Black Eyed Peas star Fergie, while Cameron has enjoyed long-term romances with Hollywood actors Jared Leto and Matt Dillon.
Justin Timberlake's mom does not approve of his marrying Cameron Diaz
Pop singer Justin Timberlake who is in a relationship with actress Cameron Diaz will reportedly have to reckon with his mother before he decides to wed his much older girlfriend.
A source close to Timberlake, told the Star he was ready to propose to Diaz, over New Year, but his mom Lynne Harless, disapproved of his decision.
"Nobody knows why she doesn't like Cameron; maybe it's because she thinks no one is good enough for her son. It could be the age thing, too. Supposedly, she wasn't thrilled when he was dating Alyssa Milano, who was also nine years his senior. " the source added.
Harless has reportedly said she thinks her son is too young to marry and should have a long engagement
Timberlake's grandmom prefers Britney to Cameron Diaz!
Pop star Justin Timberlake's grandmother Sadie Bomar has revealed that she would love him to marry his ex-flame Britney Spears instead of his current girlfriend Cameron Diaz.
Sadie, 70, claimed that Timberlake will always love the now happily married pop diva. She went on to say that she is happy for her grandson as he has found love with the 'Charlie's Angels' star, but is nevertheless desperate for the 'N Sync' singer to return to the 'toxic' star.
Sadie further revealed that she was devastated when Tibmerlake and Britney split in March 2002 and, despite reports that the 'Everytime' singer cheated on Timberlake, she said that her family would gladly welcome Britney back.
"He was heartbroken when they split and he'll always love her. I didn't think Cameron was interested in getting married any time soon, I guess I was wrong," rate the music quoted Sadie as saying.
"Britney would certainly be welcome back. We still adore her. It's sad. They were so much in love for so long. It seemed awfully sad to see them break up. I thought for a long time there was a chance they could get back on track. But obviously that wasn't to be," she added.
Cameron's £1.5M lovenest with Justin Timberlake
Cameron Diaz has splashed out 1.5millionGBP on a lovenest to share with boyfriend Justin Timberlake.
The Hollywood beauty has bought a luxury three-bedroom house, which also has its own guesthouse, in the Hollywood Hills.
The move has put paid to recent rumours the couple's romance is on the rocks.
Last month, sources alleged their relationship problems may have had something to do with Cameron's recent scuffle with a paparazzi photographer who tried to take pictures of them.
Cameron's astonishing attack happened last month when she and Justin were leaving Hollywood's renowned Chateau Marmont hotel.
The actress was furious when she spotted photographer Saul Lazo taking pictures and wrestled his camera out of his hands before storming off with it.
While Cameron - who lost a sandal in the scuffle - was confronting Lazo, Justin tried to prevent another cameraman, Jos Gonzalez, from taking pictures of the bust-up.
Both photographers have filed a lawsuit against the couple, but, Cameron's lawyer, John Lavely, insists the stars were simply acting in their own defence.
Cameron Diaz: 'Justin Timberlake is no cheat!'
Cameron Diaz has slammed reports Justin Timberlake cheated on her with a Lara Croft look-a-like.
The blonde actress has branded model Lucy Clarkson a "stupid bitch" after the brunette beauty claimed she had been "intimate" with the pop heartthrob twice during his recent UK tour.
Furious Diaz denied the affair took place and says she trusts her boyfriend 100 per cent.
She told America's Us Weekly magazine: "He just did not do that. I trust him. How would you feel if people were saying this about your boyfriend?
Some stupid bitch in London wants fame and is telling lies. We are solid and I love him."
Clarkson alleged she spent time with Justin in her London flat and his hotel room, but said they didn't have sex - because they didn't have contraception.
The British model told Britain's News of the World newspaper: "It was obvious he was desperate to make love but he couldn't go through with it.
I think he was worried about me getting pregnant." Justin is now taking legal action against the newspaper, according to his lawyer, Marty Singer.
Timberlake Accused of Cheating
Justin Timberlake has been accused of cheating on Cameron Diaz, according to America's New York Post newspaper.
Sources allege the pop heartthrob is romancing a 26-year-old brunette beauty, known only as Monica, behind his stunning girlfriend's back.
A friend claimed to the newspaper: "Monica is telling everyone they are secretly dating. Cameron has no idea. They met because he has been hanging out with this crew from UCLA (University Of California Los Angeles ) that she is friends with."
However, Justin's spokesman denied the rumours, saying: "I don't think this is true."
It was recently claimed Justin and Cameron were having a trial separation because their 18-month relationship was on the rocks.But the couple then appeared as smitten as ever when they were spotted canoodling on a romantic Caribbean holiday.
Cameron Diaz to star in Starsky & Hutch sequel
Hollywood beauty Cameron Diaz is set to star in the sequel to comedy crime caper 'Starsky and Hutch'.
The stunning actress was approached by Ben Stiller - detective David Starsky in the first movie - who told he was desperate for her to appear.
Diaz and Stiller became friends after appearing in the hit comedy 'There's Something About Mary' and the blonde beauty eventually agreed to an as yet unnamed role as a favour to her friend.
The movie is another in long line of Hollywood re-makes of popular TV shows - Diaz herself appeared in the re-make of hit crime busting show 'Charlie's Angels'.
Despite accepting this new role, Diaz, 31, has recently been taking time off from her acting career to spend time boyfriend Justin Timberlake.
The happy couple have been on holiday in Melbourne, Australia, and the actress has been hinting she may cut down the amount of roles she takes on to settle down with the pop heartthrob.
Some fun facts about Cameron Diaz :
Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#13). 
Chosen by People Magazine as one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world. 
Started working as a model when was 16.
Has a reputation for being late.
Drew, Cameron & Lucy in "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle"
The angels are back and having a wow of a time. Focussed, funny and gorgeous, PAUL FISCHER had a tough time chatting to Drew, Cameron and Lucy, who are intelligent, funny and somewhat pleasant on the eye.
Any idea that ANY tension at all existed amidst the trio of superstars who are now Charlie's Angels, were put to rest. Promoting the new sequel Full Throttle, very much in unison, stars Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu were in top form. Gone is the giggling and hair-braiding that seemed to define their interviews for the first film. Here they are focussed and the friendship that exists among these three powerful Hollywood beauties seems genuine. No wonder we are al anxiously awaiting news of a third Angels movie, not that our angelic trio would give anything away. "We don't know yet because we just worked so hard to make the first one," says Barrymore, who is also producer of the sequel. "We all love being together so much though that we're together anyway, so work or play, either or is good for us. I think right now, we want to see how people react to this one, but it's very amazing because we don't ever go into press junkets asked about a sequel, let alone- - I don't even know what to call it."
Liu interrupts giggling. "Trilogy. I'm a geek. I know the words for everything. When we were doing press for the first movie, the first thing people asked us was, 'Is there going to be a sequel? Is there going to be a Charlie's Angels 2?' before anyone asked us any questions about any part of the movie. To have that encouragement and that's what we take it as, encouragement, is great. I don't think anyone asked me about Ecks vs. Sever 2, so, it's really nice. We also discovered yesterday or last week that this is the first sequel for all of us, which is kind of a cool thing because we got to experience that for the first time. If we get the opportunity to work together again on something else, that would be fun too," says Liu. Liu adds that it is Barrymore, producer, who was able to unite the three as a cohesive team. "She gives you the freedom to feel like you can come in and be a part of something, so not only do you feel that way creatively, but you feel that way and it translates to the team effort and the teamwork."
As for adding Demi Moore to the mix, Barrymore knew she always wanted the semi-retired star for the pivotal fallen angel role. "We just really championed her altogether. We believe that she was supposed to be the person. We never again in that way of thinking about other people, the focus was always on her and eventually with collaboration and, you know, what kind of character do you want to play? We have these guidelines; will you please come work with us? She saw our passion. We worked very diligently with her and it all worked out and was the best experience."
While the first Angels film, from first-time director McG, took its share of risks, Full Throttle goes even further, blurring the line between self-deprecating satire and full on sexuality, but being a PG-13 movie, they had to be careful of how much was TOO much. "The ratings board is a tricky thing," says Barrymore. "Everybody makes the movie and has a goal of how much of a wide audience they want to have come in. We really wanted to be inviting to everyone and went so far out of our way to try to make it un-alienating to anyone. I think there are different aspects that different people will enjoy and we're really glad we got away with what we got away with the ratings board because they're very diligent, they're very tough on action; and very tough on sexuality." Diaz goes further. " Another thing too is that the angels basically, whether it's at the CSI moment where we go look at the crime scene and we all have like our disguises on, or the Pussycat Dolls where we did the burlesque dance, they commit to it 100 percent. They do it all the way so that wherever they're at, whoever's witnessing them do it, they don't even question whether or not they're supposed to be there because they're doing it to the best of their ability which is whether it's hacking a mainframe of one of the largest computers in the world or dancing on a floor or spinning around in a champagne glass," she says. Adds Drew: "And it's so much fun to be that capable and that committed and that confident and yet show how imperfect they are and flawed and human in their personal lives. That's the kind of balance and tone that's so important to us." Diaz also denies that the film's sexual tone is underplayed. "It's on a very minimal sexual level. I think that even the burlesque moment was really playful and not too revealing. Certainly I was wearing more clothes in that than I was when I was wearing a bikini, but definitely, it's just all in context." Diaz also insists that at no time were they asked to go too far. "I think everything was pretty reasonable that they asked." So what about the unrated DVD version we are hearing rumours about? "It's not unrated," insists Barrymore, laughingly. "Trust me, I would know. There's going to be some things on the DVD that we had to cut out of the ship's hull sequence because the action was actually too explicit." Adds Liu. "There was some blood, it was grittier. You'll see blood flying out of Dylan's mouth when she pummelled in the scene." But the excessive violence that audiences will see on the DVD is not something that the angelic Diaz necessarily approves of, ironically. "Personally, I don't like watching violence. I'd much rather see more skin." Any of us would agree.
In Full Throttle, the Angels are as tough and em[powering as you would expect, perhaps the perfect role models for the young women who will flock in droves to see the Angels do battle second time around. The whole role model question is always prickly, but our three heroines ponder and discuss exactly what kinds of role models these characters really are. "I think that in a way we're not showing girls something that they aren't capable of, right now," insists Diaz. "The angels aren't out there going, 'By the way, this is who you should be and this is where women are going to end up.' I think we're holding up a mirror to women right now and saying that this is who you are, what you're capable of, and what you are doing at the present time. Women are capable of doing so many things these days, physically, emotionally, within relationships and career. There are so many things that women have evolved into and I feel really proud about where women are right now. I think we're just sort of holding up a mirror to them, so, I feel good about that aspect of it, as far as encouraging or inspiring young girls to know that that are coming up, seeing and learning that hey, that's possible. I feel really good about what we're putting out there and about whom the angels are and I feel confident that we're giving them something that is completely reasonable as far as the idea of what these women are, rather than taking it literally." Liu agrees. "I think that it's not so much the idea of oh, you have to go out there and be a spy or be able to kick people around but the idea of a woman who is committed to her job, to what she loves doing, to what she wants to do and at the same time, with all the characters and personalities that are represented in the second and that we get to sneak into and look at, it's not easy. You can't have everything without trying to balance. The word balance is about the idea of finding the fulcrum and to know that you're going to work to succeed, as a man or woman." Barrymore sums it up perfectly, however. "Morals and nudity united".
Cameron Diaz stars in 'Gangs of New York'
Cameron Diaz may be one of Hollywood's A-list stars, but in order to land the female lead in Martin Scorsese's epic period drama Gangs of New York, the beautiful actress had to audition like everybody else. Looking relaxed in a knitted sweater and tanned army trousers, Diaz was more than happy to jump through hoops to land this gig. After all, everyone wants to work with the great Marty Scorsese "and I just stood in line once I knew he was casting to see if I could have the opportunity to do this." It was a long line, Diaz recalls, "as I think they were reading all sorts of girls for the part, and I was shooting the first Charlie's Angels at the time so I was in another world," Diaz says, smilingly. The actress admits that despite having paid her dues in the Hollywood scheme of things, she will still read for ANY role “if it's something that I want to do with people that I want to work with. Just because you've reached a certain place where you're being offered things, it doesn't mean there are still things you don't want to do. I'l read for any sized part if it's something I want to do or a director I really want to work with. I don't have a problem with that." A director such as Scorsese, for instance. On Gangs, Diaz didn't even care what the role was “or even about the story. I didn't care how big the part was. If he lets me read for him and he likes me, I'l do it."
In Gangs, which spans 1846 through 1863 with the draft riots, the film's setting is New York's five points, the most violent part of the new United States at the time. The story is raised out of the conflicts between the white Anglo-Saxon "natives" and the Irish immigrants coming into the five points, with Leonardo DiCaprio cast as a young man who needs to avenge the death of his father, while falling in love with Diaz's Jenny, a tough pickpocket.
It was a case of let's worry about the character later, so once Cameron landed the part of pickpocket Jenny, she says that “it was really hard in the beginning because I didn't know her at all or what part she played in the script. But as we went along, they continued to write it and develop her, and I started to understand her strengths," Diaz explains. "It suddenly became apparent to me that she was a survivor, especially based on the research I did in terms of what women went through at the time, what it was like at the Five Points specifically. I understood how much she've endured, how strong she was, how she wasn't going to allow herself to be victimised and was going to hold tight and close to her everything that was hers, including her heart. She then gives herself over to someone and that love re-sparks her hopes and dreams for her future."
While some women may have found it daunting to be the sole principal female amongst a sea of men on a film set, Diaz not only settled in quickly as one of the gang, but also loved it. "It's really, really easy to be the only girl, and NOT a difficult job at all", Diaz says, laughingly. "You get the compliments coming your way and the camera guy would say to you: Thank God you're back. If I have to look at another bruised and beaten, bloody man I was going to kill myself. So they're happy to see and hear you, happy to see the corset, and oddly, happy to see a girl who doesn't have her top off."
This is in stark contrast to the more female-centred world of Charlie's Angels. Currently shooting the sequel, Diaz refutes the notion that having worked with Scorsese on Gangs, has spoiled her in a way. She has gone from character-driven and narrative-driven Scorsese to the escapist world of Hollywood fantasy, but Diaz relishes both. "They're apples and oranges, and I have to say to the credit of McG, who I think is a really great film maker in his own right. He makes completely different moves to those of Scorsese, but what he does he does very well. He's one of the best directors I've ever worked with as far as his ability to know what he wants as a director. He knows what movie he's making, how to put it together, what characters he's dealing with and what the story is, so to work with anyone who knows what they're doing is very fortunate." Diaz describes the new Angels as "awesome. I have so much fun every single day and get to go to work every day with my two best friends and do the silliest things."
These are things that require Diaz to be very different to the kind of work she accomplished for Scorsese, yet the actress remains unconcerned as to whether perceptions of her will change following Gangs. "If I went around worrying how everyone perceived me, I've be really exhausted," Diaz says. "It's none of my business how people perceive me and it doesn't interest me."