Superstar actress Cameron Diaz is a part of an elite group of celebrities, and it's time she let you in on it. Yep, that's right the Charlie's Angel is a RuPaul's Drag Race superfan. In an appearance on Everything Iconic with Danny Pellegrino last week, the star couldn’t stop gushing about her love of the series. While chatting about television shows with Pellegrino and her business partner Katherine Power — they were there to talk about Avaline, their organic wine collection — Diaz, prompted by Pellegrino, waxed poetically about the show for about three minutes straight.
“Well, you know, Drag Race saved my life,” she started.
Diaz said she found the show at a time when she was “overwhelmed by the world” about a year ago. “I was flying home from a girlfriend of mine’s, her father had passed away and I was coming home from being with her in Florida,” she revealed.
“I watched three episodes on the plane,” Diaz continued. “And for the first time in so long, I was laughing out loud. I think it was season 11, the first three episodes, and my mind was blown! I went home and immediately started watching from season 1.” Not only that, but Diaz has now watched Drag Race UK, Canada, and Holland as well. Now that’s a superfan. She might be a little late to the party but we honestly will take all we can get!
She joins other megan fans like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Leslie Jones, and Rihanna, who've been vocal about their support of the show. Cortez and Jones even had their own turns onscreen, falling in a long history of celebrities appearing on the franchise since it began. As seasons have gone on, the celebrities have become bigger and bigger names, booking the likes of Christina Aguilera, Lady Gaga, Ricky Martin, Nicki Minaj, and more.
For Diaz, it was the fearlessness of the queens that she found inspiring. “These women, they are their truest form,” she told Pellegrino. “Watching a drag queen be a drag queen, they’re not making any apologies, they’re taking so much risk, their art form is what's keeping them alive.”
Diaz felt especially empowered by how true to themselves the queens are, and how talented they are while doing that. “It makes me feel like anything is possible, like we’ll all be ok,” she said. “We can adapt, we will persevere as long as we stay true to ourselves.”
Diaz begins to speak about Drag Race around minute seven.
Amen, Cameron, amen.
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