Jamie Foxx Convinced Cameron Diaz to Come Out of Retirement (& He Even Recorded the Conversation)

Cameron Diaz is back, baby!

After an eight-year hiatus from acting, it looks like the 49-year-old star is finally ready to step in front of the camera once again. And it's all thanks to one of her former Annie co-stars, Jamie Foxx, who convinced her to do it by bringing in a surprise celebrity.

Diaz dropped the news on her Instagram Story yesterday, when she shared a video (that was originally posted by Foxx) of a conversation that happened between them. “@iamjamiefoxx only you could get me back in action!!” the Bad Teacher star wrote. “I can't frickin wait it's gonna be a blast!”

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The recording (which can be heard below) was shared to Foxx's Instagram account, where he wrote, “Cameron I hope you aren’t mad I recorded this, but no turning back now. Had to call in the GOAT to bring back another GOAT.”

He then revealed that he and Diaz will star in a new Netflix film, titled Back in Action, which will start production in 2022. “@camerondiaz and I are BACK IN ACTION—our new movie with @netflixfilm.” he said. “Production starting later this year!!” Foxx also added emojis of a fox and a goat.

In the recording, we hear Diaz answer the phone and say, “Hey, Jamie...Thanks for calling. I'm so anxious right now. I'm like pacing the room.”

Foxx tried to soothe the actress, saying, “I know...How do you feel though?” To which Diaz responded, “I feel excited but, I don't know how to do this, ya know?”

It was then that Foxx revealed he had a surprise solution to calm Diaz's nerves, saying, “I understand. Listen, I got somebody on the other line that can help you with this. Can I click him in?” And Diaz responded, “I would love that. Any kind of tips I can get.”

Then, Foxx brought in American football quarterback Tom Brady and told Diaz, “It's the G.O.A.T!” Diaz was understandably shocked and said, “What?! Tom? Oh my God. Is this Tom Brady?”

Brady then jumped in and said, “Hi, Cameron...I was talking to Jamie and he said you need a few tips on how to un-retire...I'm relatively successful at un-retiring.” Following this, Foxx left the call and let the two finish their conversation.

What a clever move by Foxx. We're just glad he finally convinced Diaz to come out of retirement.

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