‘I was making a joke’: Selma Blair denies Cameron Diaz is retiring from acting

Emma Powell
Having a laugh: Actress Selma Blair: Earl Gibson III/Getty

Selma Blair found herself in hot water after she claimed that friend Cameron Diaz has retired from acting.

The 45-year-old – who starred alongside Diaz in The Sweetest Thing – told reporters that Diaz is keen to spend more time with her husband Benji Madden.

She has since retracted her claim, telling her Twitter followers that she was simply “making a joke”.

She posted: “BREAKING NEWS. Guys please, I was making a joke in an interview. CAMERON DIAZ is NOT retiring from ANYTHING. And for more breaking news: I am NOW retiring from being Cameron Diaz’s spokesperson.”