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Cameron Diaz talks The Box

Joel D. Amos is a Los Angeles-based writer, and the Senior Entertainment Editor here at SheKnows. He has interviewed numerous celebrities, including Angelina Jolie, Julia Roberts, Katherine Heigl, Rachel McAdams, Jamie Foxx, Anne Hathaw...

Cameron conquers Con

Cameron Diaz was eager to be a part of the world of Donnie Darko creator Richard Kelly in his latest, The Box. Alongside her director and co-star James Marsden, Diaz was clearly thrilled to be part of a featured-at-Comic-Con thriller.

"It talks about who we are as a society," Diaz said. With its scene of hundreds of thousands of fans, Cameron Diaz had come to the right place to talk about her latest foray into filmmaking -- the science fiction-suspense thriller The Box.

"It's so big," Diaz said and let out her trademark laugh.

Cameron conquers Con

It was more of a nervous laugh. Twice in two months, Diaz is talking about a film that is considered a risk for the A-lister who conquers each genre she seeks. In June, it was My Sister's Keeper and her role as a mother who genetically creates a child to save another.

"Also, the way Richard did it had a real feel about it," Diaz said of The Box's unmatched way of building scary suspense. "It's got that long Sci-Fi what's-going-to-happen-next-feel-to-it. And it's beautiful. Beautifully shot."

Diaz, in our previous interview was serious and clearly beyond dedicated to My Sister's Keeper. While discussing The Box, Diaz illustrates a new side to the superstar.

"I'm a Sci-Fi geek," she says. The Box has allowed her to channel her inner supernatural thrill-seeker.

"That's what I love about Sci-Fi. I was a real Sci-Fi reader. It's always something that I really enjoy. And also Richard's feel for the film -- when you see this film -- it has a really strong feel about it."

Was playing a character continually dodged by terror an exhilarating effort?

"It was hard," Diaz said. "It was really stressful."

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