Cameron Diaz ‘Angry’ Over Rumors That Jamie Foxx Was ‘Crazy’ on Netflix Film Set and ‘Made Everyone Miserable’: He’s a ‘Professional on Every Level’

Cameron Diaz ‘Angry’ Over Rumors That Jamie Foxx Was ‘Crazy’ on Netflix Film Set and ‘Made Everyone Miserable’: He’s a ‘Professional on Every Level’

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Cameron Diaz appeared on a recent episode of the “Lipstick on the Rim” podcast and pushed back against rumors that Jamie Foxx was “crazy” on the set of their Netflix movie “Back in Action” (via People). Foxx was in the midst of production when he was hospitalized for a medical emergency. Diaz said reports surfaced afterwards saying Foxx was “making everyone miserable and that I was never gonna make another movie again because of him.”

“I really hate all of the things that were being said about our set at the time,” Diaz continued. “You just want to scream at the top of your lungs, like, ‘What are you talking about?’ … Jamie is, like, the cheerleader for the entire crew. Everybody loves him. We have so much fun on the set with him and he’s just a professional on every level.”

Diaz said she “had a blast” working with Foxx on “Back in Action,” which is notable for being her first leading role in nearly a decade.

“Jamie is the best. I love that guy so much. He’s such a special person and he’s so talented, so much fun,” Diaz said. “The hiccups that happened throughout production are the natural kinds of things that happen. But nothing got delayed other than, obviously, toward the end. And that’s something that is not my place to speak about.”

Diaz declined to discuss Foxx’s medical incident, but she said that the Oscar-winning actor is “thriving” now.

“When I see and hear people trying to take another person down like that … [Jamie is] so classy. He’s like, ‘Nope. Just let them [talk],’” Diaz added. “Still, it just really made me angry.”

“Back in Action” reunites Diaz and Foxx, who worked together on 1999’s sports drama “Any Given Sunday” and 2014’s “Annie” remake, which was Diaz’s final film role until now. Seth Gordon (“Horrible Bosses”) is directing the movie from a script he wrote with Brendan O’Brien (“Neighbors”). The film is expected to be released in 2024.

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