Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz and Oprah
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Cameron has a busy summer—she's also starring in Shrek Forever After—but says she's loving where she is in her life. "I couldn't ever dream a dream this big," she says. "But it's not like I've reached the pinnacle now; I'm still in the journey. It's not over 'til it's over, you know?"

As for the fame, Cameron says she is incredibly grateful. "Your relationship with fame changes over a period of time. Again, it's like a journey. You start off one place and you're trying to get your footing underneath it," she says. "Ultimately in the world we live in, fame doesn't last 15 minutes in the same way it used to. You're always there in some way, and Tom and I have been very fortunate that we've been able to sustain or position as famous people, only because we get to do what we love to do, which is make movies."

Resisting the fame that comes with her level of success would probably make Cameron unhappy, she says. "When people want to come up and say something nice to you, that is a wonderful, beautiful gift that people give to you on a day-to-day basis," she says. "If you resist that, then you're miserable. And who wants to be miserable?"

Like Cameron, Tom says fame is a side dish but not the main event. "I never wanted to be famous. I wanted to make movies," he says. "I want to entertain people."
FROM: Oprah Fridays Live with Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz
Published on May 14, 2010

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