Cameron Diaz is the latest victim of Ellen DeGeneres’ notorious pranks.
Those who schedule an appearance on Ellen will possibly become the victim of a prank or help the host pick on someone else. Although Miley Cyrus was a little freaked out by the Robin Thicke lookalike, DeGeneres used Bruno Mars to have some fun at a nurse’s expense.
Diaz made her big-screen debut as Tina Carlyle in the sanitized adaptation of writer John Arcudi and artist Doug Mahnke’s comic book series The Mask. Diaz appeared opposite funnyman Jim Carrey in the flick, an experience that she cherishes to this day.
Since DeGeneres can’t resist freaking out her guests, she had someone dress up as the titular character from Cameron Diaz’s feature film debut during her appearance on the talk show. Not surprisingly, the actress was completely caught off guard by the surprise.
Take a look at her reaction below.
In addition to falling victim to Ellen’s prank, Cameron Diaz also took a moment to reminisce about her experiences on the set of The Mask. According to the actress, watching Jim Carrey remove his makeup at the end of the day was nothing short of “horrifying.”
“The process of taking it off is terrifying. It’s just like, glue and chunks of sponge would stay on his face,” Diaz explained.
She added, “What an amazing first experience in film to do that movie with Jim Carrey. I turned 21 on the set of that film, and I’ll never forget it, because obviously you turn 21 and you’re like ‘Wooo, 21!’ And we were working nights, so Jim kind of helped me celebrate, the whole crew helped me celebrate that night.”
The Mask was certainly instrumental in kick-starting Cameron Diaz’s film career. Before long, the actress was appearing in such noteworthy productions as My Best Friend’s Wedding, Charlie’s Angels, There’s Something About Mary, and Being John Malkovich.
However, Diaz didn’t dish to Ellen about the famous relationships she’s had over the years. The Inquisitr previously reported that the actress tries her best to stay in contact with the men in her life.
“I’m still friends with my ex-boyfriends, too. I feel like all my relationships are strong — friends, family. I’ve invested in my people and they’re invested in me,” she previously explained.
Diaz also opened up about her philosophy on life:
“I’m not going to say that I don’t worry about the future or the past. But the things I’m most successful at in my life are the things that I’m totally present in. The more I realize that’s what makes me happy, the more I’m able to live in the moment. It’s like, ‘This is where I’m at. Here I am. And I’m f****** happy. This is awesome!’”
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