Cameron Diaz VOGUE Magazine June 2009

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In the June issue of Vogue, actress Cameron Diaz opens up about losing her dad, Emilio, to pneumonia last year at the age of 58.

Cameron on The Death of Her Dad: “I think… emotionally, it definitely took its toll,” she said when asked about returning to work after losing her father. “Definitely.”

“It’s the human experience…You know, that’s what the heart does. Things are given to us, and things are taken away. And I think the heart becomes stronger, more capable.”

In her upcoming film My Sister’s Keeper, Cameron plays the mother of two young daughters, one who is dying of leukemia, and another who is suing for medical control of her body.

Cameron on Her Role In My Sister’s Keeper: “This is a woman who does not waver
“That’s not something you want to accept about anybody you love – particularly if you are mother,”
Cameron says of playing the mother of a dying child. “That’s what I held on to as I was telling her story. You are a parent. You fight to keep your child alive, no matter what it takes.”