Cameron Diaz can be a lot of things: gorgeous, talented, and charming, but don't call her a man-eater.
Cam, who just split from her British model beau Paul Sculfor, opened up to Parade magazine about how she copes with personal tragedy, why she loves living alone, and why she isn't a man-eater. Here are some highlights from the interview...
Cameron on living alone:
"I love it. Most people that I know who are living with somebody are complaining about how that other person is taking up their space, but I'm not that way. I love both. I love sharing my home. I'm a communal person. So I'm not like, 'Get out of my house.' I love having people in my home."
Cameron on the opposite sex:
"Men are wonderful. I don't think my feeling about that is ever going to change. I'm never going to feel differently about men. I'm not a man-hater. It's just not in my nature. I think guys are amazing. I love the dichotomy, the differences in men and women. I think it's wonderful. It keeps things interesting. We can't walk in each other's shoes. We don't know what it's really like, but we certainly can make an effort to know each other a little bit better."
Cameron on her ugly days:
"Oh, sh— yeah. I have them. I don't declare myself as one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood. That's other people's label. I don't think that self-deprecation is healthy for people. I think you should have a healthy relationship with yourself. And so we all have our 'up' days and we all have our 'down' days. But I'm not going to walk through this world hating myself because somebody else doesn't think I'm pretty. All I can do is know how I feel about myself."
Cameron on growing older:
"I don't have a problem with growing older. I really don't. I have no problem with it. It's wonderful. Thank God we get older because if we're not getting older, we're dead. This is a much better option, to be getting older. And if we're not going forward, then we're stagnant, and we're stuck. And I've been stuck before. And I don't like it. It's not fun."
Cameron on inheriting her sense of humor from her dad:
"He gave me a really twisted sense of humor. I have a twisted vision of the world. But I'm a realist. I have very little delusion, I think. Maybe that makes me delusional. But, anyway, I love to have fun."
For more on Cameron and her interview with the magazine, check out Parade.com.