Jamie Foxx Revealed What He Said To Cameron Diaz That Convinced Her To Un-Retire From Acting

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Cameron Diaz was set on living the retired life — that is, until Jamie Foxx stepped in.

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Earlier this year, Cameron surprised fans when she announced she was un-retiring to take part in Jamie's upcoming Netflix film Back in Action.

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And now, in a new interview with Entertainment Tonight, Jamie is revealing exactly what he said to get Cameron to agree to un-retire.

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Jamie, who starred alongside Cameron in Annie back in 2014, says it was all about making the experience fun.

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He explained to ET that getting her to agree to the film involved asking her, "'Do you wanna have some fun? Just have some fun!' And I think that's what brought her to it."

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He continued, "We miss special moments sometimes, in our business, and I think this is a special moment. So we're so happy that it's happening and looking forward to it."

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Of course, Jamie also got Cameron on the phone with NFL star Tom Brady, who has had some experience with un-retiring.

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"We had to be very innovative in how we, you know, brought her back," Jamie joked.

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Overall, Jamie just seems really excited that Cameron chose his film to make her return to acting.

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"Cameron is such an incredible force and she has done so much in this business. We love her," Jamie concluded.

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Back in Action is set to start production later this year. And you can read Jamie's whole interview with ET here.