June 15th, 2010
03:25 PM ET
Getting older when you’re an actress is often considered to be a negative thing, but Cameron Diaz, 37, doesn't see it that way.
"The experience of growing older is that you become more introspective. You learn who you are and what you want. When you're in your 20s, you have no idea what the hell's going on or who you are or how the world works,” the actress told InStyle magazine in its July issue.
“Wisdom is really underrated. We are obsessed with youth, with physical youth, what we look like and what happens to our bodies as we get older. We forget what happens to our souls, our minds, and our actual human experience."
Speaking of human experiences, here’s one Diaz said she’s not quite ready for: motherhood.
“I’m not opposed to it happening,” she told InStyle, but “having children changes your life drastically, and I really love my life. Children aren’t the only things that bring you gratification and happiness, and it’s easier to give life than to give love. So I don’t know. That kind of change would have to be either very well thought out, or a total mistake - a real oops!”
Diaz, who landed at number 37 on last year's Maxim Hot 100 list, said she isn’t one to shy away from a sweat session, adding that she’ll play just about any sport. “I snowboard and ski and run and work out with my trainer … as much as possible."
But does she play baseball? There have been rumors attaching Diaz to New York Yankees shortstop Alex Rodriguez, but if she is, she’s not one to kiss and tell.
“It’s one thing when I answer questions for myself - it’s another thing when I answer questions and someone else is involved," she said. "It’s not fair to the other people in that equation.”
Read the full interview with Diaz in the July issue of InStyle, on sale Friday, June 18.
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