Cameron Diaz (with Matthew Morrison) had some real-life experience for “What to Expect When You’re Expecting.”
Updated: June 29, 2012 8:51AM
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Cameron Diaz says childbirth makes her a bit queasy. “I saw my sister give birth at age 25, and she said, ‘I won’t have this baby unless you’re in the room with me. And they did a C-section!” exclaims Diaz, the star of “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” (which opened Friday).
In the comedy, based on the best-selling book, plays a TV star having a baby with her partner (Matthew Morrison).
Q. So, when you saw your sister giving birth, did you pass out?
A. No, but I walked in and said, ‘Why didn’t anybody tell me there would be blood?’ I was only 24. There was blood everywhere, and my sister’s guts were on a platter. No man should ever see it. Nobody should see it.
Q. What’s the message of this film?
A. It’s about how nothing is perfect, and your life changes. As for me, right now I wouldn’t change a thing. But the movie says you don’t have to pretend everything is peachy. It also says it’s really hard to be a human being. Doesn’t everyone agree? But it’s even harder to raise a human being.
Q. Word is you flashed your chest on the set.
A. Matthew got to see my prosthetic breasts, which were really amazing. Wow! They were awesome. But when I put them on in the Atlanta heat, I aged about 40 years in two hours. They were literally hanging down to my hips. They were just melting off my body, and it wasn’t attractive.
Q. What’s your beauty secret?
A. You have to be consistent with fitness. I do love to work out. I just love it. It’s important to take care of your body, not just for today, but for the rest of your life. I want to be 60 and still doing all the things I’m doing today. I want to feel that energy.
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