Cameron Diaz says she 'couldn't imagine' returning to acting

The star retired from films in 2014 after 20 years in the business

Cameron Diaz in The Holiday. Courtesy Universal Pictures
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Cameron Diaz has not appeared on the big screen in more than seven years, but the former actress says she is in no rush to return.

In an interview with US radio show Quarantined with Bruce, Diaz, 48, revealed that becoming a mother has shifted her priorities.

"Will I ever make a movie again? I'm not looking to, but will I? I don't know. I have no idea. Maybe. Never say never," she said.

"But I couldn't imagine being a mom now where I'm at as a mother, with my child at her first year, to have to be on a movie set that takes 14 hours, 16 hours of my day away from my child."

The Holiday star has one-year-old daughter, Raddix, with her husband Benji Madden. Madden is the lead singer of rock band Good Charlotte.

"I just feel so blessed that I get to be here now with my child and, you know, get to be the mother that I get to be," she said. "It's such a blessing, it's completely privileged, and I'm just really, really grateful."

Diaz retired from acting in 2014 after more than 20 years in the business, appearing in films such as There's Something About Mary, Charlie's Angels and The Mask. Speaking of the decision in an interview with Gwyneth Paltrow last year, she said: "I just decided that I wanted different things out of my life. I had gone so hard for so long, working, making films and it's such a grind."