Cameron’s causing a commotion with an image overhaul for V Magazine
The world may be used to seeing Cameron Diaz as a sweet and bubbly blonde, but the actress is starting to show off a little of her edgier side. In her latest photo shoot, Diaz sports some sexy tattoos as she dons a Madonna-esque triangular bra and puffs on a cigarette as she poses in a sexy black & white cover shoot which seems to completely overhaul her image.
With cone bra, thigh-high black leather Prada boots and tiny shorts, she channels bad-girl Madonna from her controversial 1990 Blonde Ambition Tour. And her hairstyle – in a 1986 True Blue style peroxide crop – is the spitting image of the Material Girl. And if there was any doubt of the look Diaz is going for, the cover’s headline ‘Get into the groove’ gives it away – the chorus from one of Madge’s most famous songs from that tour, ‘Into the Groove’.
The 36-year-old actress was photographed by duo Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott in London for the cover of the V Magazine Beauty Issue 2009, set to hit stands on July 7. The bra that Diaz wore was fashioned by the stylist and made from gaffer tape. To complete the bad-girl image, she has even had a tattoo of a naked woman in a rose painted onto her arm by an on-set artist.
In the interview with the magazine, the star speaks about her new role in the movie My Sister’s Keeper, in which she plays a mother, and says she is now looking to take on meatier roles. In the film, an adaptation of Jodi Picoult best-selling novel, Diaz plays Sarah Fitzgerald, the devoted mother of a teenage girl dying of cancer. Her younger daughter, played by Abigail Breslin, was genetically engineered to be a perfect donor match to the sick girl, but has decided to become medically emancipated from her parents, with the help of a showboat lawyer played by Alec Baldwin. It’s a heavy movie role for Diaz, who’s better known for comedy with movies such as There’s Something About Mary, My Best Friend’s Wedding, and Charlie’s Angels. Diaz admitted she does want to take her career forward by playing meatier roles. She said: ‘I don’t make movies for my ego. I do them for my personal growth and to give something to an audience. I’m not going to be the 23-year-old ingénue again. If I tried to hold on to that, I’d be a pretty unhappy individual.’
Madonna’s Blonde Ambition Tour caused huge controversy for its juxtaposition of religious images and sexuality – mixing cone bras and fishnets with crucifixes. Diaz is certainly making a statement by following in Madonna’s rather lewd groove.