The Sex Tape star talks about getting naked for the first time on camera, her 2013 The Counselor, her decision to not have children and more.
Check out some of the highlights from Cameron’s interview with Esquire below.
On the 2013 movie The Counselor: “It’s a writer’s movie. The script was written by Cormac McCarthy, which is why so many great actors crowded into the cast. The words are great, and you can’t help but like the possibility of what you get to say. But…with that many words, the actor has to really work to bring things to the movie. It cuts down a little on the group endeavor. You know, most movies, directors say things like ‘Let’s try this.’ Or ‘I can do it this way if you come back with this.’ That’s just the fun of making movies. And sometimes that gets a little muted. Words were what brought me to it. So I can’t say I wasn’t aware.”
On being naked in Sex Tape, which is her first time being nude on screen – “It’s a first for me. But Jason [Segel, her costar] gets naked, too. It’s just a part of the role. So I did it. I mean you see everything.
On acting – It’s a weird job, right? [For Sex Tape]I found myself in a room in the middle of nowhere Massachusetts at 11:00 at night doing a childbirth scene, and everybody’s screaming at one another-Jason, the cameramen, the director. And me acting like I’m trying to push a basketball out of my vajoon. Crazy s***, right? And the thing is, I always take a moment to say, ‘We’re lucky. This is a great job. A fun job.’
On being in her forties: “I like being forty-one. I love it. So much s*** just falls away. Fear, mostly. It’s the best age. That’s when a woman knows how to work things, or she doesn’t care about that anymore. You just stop being afraid. You don’t worry about what men think. You just don’t worry that time registers anything awful.”
About her decision to not have children – “It’s so much more work to have children. To have lives besides your own that you are responsible for-I didn’t take that on. That did make things easier for me. A baby- that’s all day, every day for eighteen years.” Not having a baby might really make things easier, but that doesn’t make it an easy decision. I like protecting people, but I was never drawn to being a mother. I have it much easier than any of them. That’s just what it is. Doesn’t mean life isn’t sometimes hard. I’m just what I am. I work on what I am. Right now, I think, things are good for me. I’ve done a lot. And I don’t care anymore.”