THE 44-year-old actress Cameron Diaz has revealed she was so scared to release her first self-improvement book ‘The Body: Feed, Move, Understand and Love Your Amazing Body’ that she made herself ill in 2013.
She said: “Right before the book came out, I was on my back for a week. My back went out. I couldn’t breathe. I’ve never had that kind of thing where I was just literally debilitated. I realized I was just so scared that I was going to put this thing into the world and everybody’s going to see me, and what if they don’t like me?
“What if they think I’m crazy or I’m stupid? I was like, oh God, this is so painful. It was revealing about who I was. Movies are like totally fake. It’s not me at all. It is but they’re characters. This book was all me. There was no hiding. I was so open and so raw.”
The book becoming a New York Times bestseller but Cameron says she was most proud of the fact she was able to spread her message to other women
She added: “The book isn’t the numbers that got sold. It was that I had an intention, and the intention was to get that information out to as many women as I could.
‘The Mask’ star went on to write her 2016 book ‘The Longevity Book: the Science of Aging, the Biology of Strength and the Privilege of Time’ and spoke about what success means to her success at sister in-law Nicole Richie’s Pearl xChange at The London in West Hollywood on the weekend.