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    Jamie Foxx Revealed What He Said To Cameron Diaz That Convinced Her To Un-Retire From Acting

    "We had to be very innovative in how we, you know, brought her back."

    Cameron Diaz was set on living the retired life — that is, until Jamie Foxx stepped in.

    A closeup of Jamie and Cameron

    Earlier this year, Cameron surprised fans when she announced she was un-retiring to take part in Jamie's upcoming Netflix film Back in Action.

    A closeup of Cameron

    And now, in a new interview with Entertainment Tonight, Jamie is revealing exactly what he said to get Cameron to agree to un-retire.

    A closeup of Jamie

    Jamie, who starred alongside Cameron in Annie back in 2014, says it was all about making the experience fun.

    The Annie movie poster

    He explained to ET that getting her to agree to the film involved asking her, "'Do you wanna have some fun? Just have some fun!' And I think that's what brought her to it."

    A closeup of Cameron

    He continued, "We miss special moments sometimes, in our business, and I think this is a special moment. So we're so happy that it's happening and looking forward to it."

    A closeup of Jamie

    Of course, Jamie also got Cameron on the phone with NFL star Tom Brady, who has had some experience with un-retiring.

    A closeup of Cameron

    "We had to be very innovative in how we, you know, brought her back," Jamie joked.

    A closeup of Jamie

    Overall, Jamie just seems really excited that Cameron chose his film to make her return to acting.

    A closeup of Jamie and Cameron

    "Cameron is such an incredible force and she has done so much in this business. We love her," Jamie concluded.

    A closeup of Cameron

    Back in Action is set to start production later this year. And you can read Jamie's whole interview with ET here.