03/07/2014 7:44 AM AEST | Updated 03/07/2014 7:59 AM AEST

Cameron Diaz Says She's Completely Happy With Her Choice To Be Childfree

Cameron Diaz attends the premiere of "The Other Woman" hosted by The Cinema Society and Bobbi Brown on Thursday, April 24, 2014 in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

You won't find Cameron Diaz pining over baby photos any time soon.

In an interview for the August issue of Esquire, Cameron Diaz casually and confidently revealed why she chose not to have children.

While there's (sadly) still confusion surrounding many women who choose to be childfree, Diaz explained to Esquire's David Curcurito that her reasons were fairly simple:

It's so much more work to have children. To have lives besides your own that you are responsible for -- I didn't take that on. That did make things easier for me. A baby -- that's all day, every day for eighteen years. Not having a baby might really make things easier, but that doesn't make it an easy decision. I like protecting people, but I was never drawn to being a mother. I have it much easier than any of them. That's just what it is. Doesn't mean life isn't sometimes hard. I'm just what I am. I work on what I am. Right now, I think, things are good for me. I've done a lot. And I don't care anymore.

Despite being in the A-list limelight, Diaz has managed to consistently keep it real in interviews. And with her recent book preaching body love it's no surprise that the 41 year-old actress is pretty content with growing older. She explained to Esquire how everything's become a bit easier now that she's reached her forties:

I like being forty-one. I love it. So much sh*t just falls away. Fear, mostly. It's the best age. That's when a woman knows how to work things, or she doesn't care about that anymore. You just stop being afraid. You don't worry about what men think. You just don't worry that time registers anything awful.

Preach, Cameron. Drinks soon, please?

[h/t PopSugar]

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