Cameron Diaz, Marie Claire

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Has Cameron Diaz changed her stance on settling down?

Amid speculation that she might be wearing an engagement ring from Benji Madden, the Annie actress covers Marie Claire's November 2014 issue an reiterates her belief that marriage isn't the be-all, end-all. Still, Diaz hasn't ruled it out entirely. "I'm not looking for a husband or marriage or not not looking for that stuff," she clarifies. "I'm living, not thinking what I should or shouldn't be doing with my life."

If Diaz becomes a mother, it'll be on her own terms. "We live in a society where everyone has kids, so they want other people to have kids. There is this culture that says celebrities are supposed to be just like us, so people think, 'I have children, why doesn't she?' But I'm not going to do something because it's expected," says Diaz, whose famous exes include Jared Leto, Alex Rodriguez and Justin Timberlake.

"If a family happens, then it happens," the Other Woman star continues. "If children come to me, then I would do that, but I'm not someone who feels like she has to do something because it's expected."

Cameron Diaz, Marie Claire

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Diaz next appears in the family-friendly flick Annie, which is a departure from her R-rated comedies like There's Something About Mary. "It's not very often you get to do a musical. Even though I was terrified of doing it, I kind of had to," she explains. "The two things I'm most terrified of are heights and singing in front of people. I've jumped out of airplanes and scaled sides of cliffs—not to get over my fears, but to address them. I just felt like this is something that needed to be addressed. I cried uncontrollably."

"Everybody was so supportive and having fun with it because I was so pathetic," the actress recalls of her time on set, "but the only way to get through scary things is to have a sense of humor about it."

Diaz enjoyed being involved in a movie that appeals to all audiences, but she'll still make more mature movies, too. But will they involve nudity, à la Sex Tape? "People have seen my butt. I've shown the top of my butt, the bottom of my butt. I'm not opposed to doing nudity, as long as it's part of the story," the famously fit Bad Teacher star tells Marie Claire. "I'll do whatever has to get done if it's the right thing."

The November 2014 issue of Marie Claire is on stands Oct. 21.

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