As mentioned before, Cameron Diaz and Tom Cruise joined Oprah Winfrey live on Friday. They talked about their new movie Knight and Day and lots of other things. Check out a clip of Cameron talking about her savory oatmeal at Oprah.com and read an article based on Cami’s appearance on the show below.
Screen captures and clips from the show will be added as soon as I can find them!
In Knight and Day, Tom plays a fugitive superspy. His co-star, Cameron Diaz, plays a lonely women whose random meeting with Tom’s character turns her life upside down. The action-packed film is filled with stunts, and Tom says he performed almost all of them himself. In fact, he designed one of the film’s most jaw-dropping maneuvers. “I’m always thinking of different stunts. I look at buildings and think, how could I climb it? How could I jump out? I was working on this…and I said, ‘Look, we’ve got to do something where Cameron is on the bike and I get to flip her around and she shoots guns,'” he says.”I’m very careful about it when I do it. Very studied, but I enjoy it. When I was a little kid, I used to go up on a roof and jump off the roof into the snow and do flips and stuff, and now I get to do it in movies.”
Cameron says working with Tom was especially rewarding because, aside from being a lot of fun, he expects a lot of his co-stars. “He has a very high standard,” she says. “So that’s a wonderful thing. That’s what you know you’re getting when you’re working with Tom. You know that you’re getting someone who is dedicated to bringing the best product forward possible, and to do that, you have to be engaged in the process.”
Cameron has a busy summerâ€”she’s also starring in Shrek Forever Afterâ€”but says she’s loving where she is in her life. “I couldn’t ever dream a dream this big,” she says. “But it’s not like I’ve reached the pinnacle now; I’m still in the journey. It’s not over ’til it’s over, you know?”
As for the fame, Cameron says she is incredibly grateful. “Your relationship with fame changes over a period of time. Again, it’s like a journey. You start off one place and you’re trying to get your footing underneath it,” she says. “Ultimately in the world we live in, fame doesn’t last 15 minutes in the same way it used to. You’re always there in some way, and Tom and I have been very fortunate that we’ve been able to sustain or position as famous people, only because we get to do what we love to do, which is make movies.”
Resisting the fame that comes with her level of success would probably make Cameron unhappy, she says. “When people want to come up and say something nice to you, that is a wonderful, beautiful gift that people give to you on a day-to-day basis,” she says. “If you resist that, then you’re miserable. And who wants to be miserable?”
Like Cameron, Tom says fame is a side dish but not the main event. “I never wanted to be famous. I wanted to make movies,” he says. “I want to entertain people.”
In Knight and Day, Tom plays a fugitive superspy. His co-star, Cameron Diaz, plays a lonely women whose random meeting with Tom’s character turns her life upside down.