Selma Blair says she 'was making a joke' about Cameron Diaz retiring

And that’s how fast gossip can spread! Selma Blair is quite the jokester — but when her words were misconstrued during a recent interview, she was quick to tackle the rumor that she didn’t realize she had started regarding her good pal Cameron Diaz.

During an interview with Metro News UKpublished on Sunday, March 11, the 45-year-old actress had reportedly revealed that Diaz had chose to retire from acting at the age of 45. The article caused a news frenzy to which fans began spreading the word that the blonde bombshell would no longer be gracing the big screen.

Blair took to Twitter on Monday, March 12, to clear up her comments. “BREAKING NEWS 🚨🚨🚨,” she started the tweet. “Guys please, I was making a joke in an interview. CAMERON DIAZ is NOT retiring from ANYTHING.”

She then added, jokingly: “And for more breaking news: I am NOW retiring from being Cameron Diaz’s spokesperson.” Later that same day the Blair thanked her followers for having her back. She retweeted her “breaking news” tweet and wrote, “Thank you so much for helping to get the word out.”

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WOODLAND HILLS, CA - JUNE 10: Actress Cameron Diaz arrives at Because Age Is A State Of Mind: Cameron Diaz Joins MPTF To Celebrate Health And Fitness at The Wasserman Campus on June 10, 2016 in Woodland Hills, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
WOODLAND HILLS, CA - JUNE 10: Cameron Diaz attends the MPTF Celebration for health and fitness at The Wasserman Campus on June 10, 2016 in Woodland Hills, California. (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 02: (L-R) Katherine Power, actress Cameron Diaz and stylist Jamie Schneider Mizrahi attend House of Harlow 1960 x REVOLVE on June 2, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Donato Sardella/Getty Images for REVOLVE)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 02: Guitarist Benji Madden and actress Cameron Diaz attend House of Harlow 1960 x REVOLVE on June 2, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Donato Sardella/Getty Images for REVOLVE)
PASADENA, CA - APRIL 30: Cameron Diaz attends Book Signing For 'The Longevity Book' For Independent Book Store Day at Vroman's Bookstore on April 30, 2016 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Unique Nicole/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 13: Actress Cameron Diaz poses before signing copies of her new book 'The Longevity Book: The Science Of Aging, The Biology Of Strength And The Privilege Of Time' at Barnes & Noble at The Grove on April 13, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images,)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 06: Actress Cameron Diaz attends her book signing for 'The Longevity Book: The Science of Aging, the Biology of Strength, and the Privilege of Time' at Barnes & Noble Union Square on April 6, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0449 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actress Cameron Diaz during an interview with host Jimmy Fallon on April 6, 2016 -- (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 05: Actress Cameron Diaz attends the Cameron Diaz In Conversation With Rachael Ray at 92nd Street Y on April 5, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 05: Actress Cameron Diaz and TV personality Andy Cohen speak on SiriusXM's Town Hall on Andy Cohen's exclusive SiriusXM channel Radio Andy on April 5, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 05: Actress Cameron Diaz poses at SiriusXM's Town Hall after her appearance on Andy Cohen's exclusive SiriusXM channel Radio Andy on April 5, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 31: Cameron Diaz, Benji Madden, and Jessie J are seen at LAX. on August 31, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by GVK/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 27: Benji Madden (L) and Cameron Diaz attend a basketball game between the Washington Wizards and the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on January 27, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 27: Benji Madden (L) and Cameron Diaz attend a basketball game between the Washington Wizards and the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on January 27, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 16: Cameron Diaz attends a photocall for 'Annie' at Corinthia Hotel London on December 16, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 16: Cameron Diaz attends a photocall for 'Annie' at Corinthia Hotel London on December 16, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/WireImage)
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The mix-up happened when Blair recalled chatting with Diaz about their hit 2002 movie, The Sweetest Thing, during her interview with the Metro. “I had lunch with Cameron the other day,” she told the outlet. “We were reminiscing about the film. I would have liked to do a sequel but Cameron’s retired from acting. She’s like ‘I’m done.’”

She added: “I mean, she doesn’t need to make any more films. She has a pretty great life, I don’t know what it would take to bring her back. She’s happy.”

Meanwhile, Diaz, who tied the knot with Good Charlotte’s Benji Madden in 2015, hasn’t appeared in a film since 2014. A source told Us Weekly exclusively in January 2018 that “Cameron hasn’t wanted to work” and is focusing on expanding their family. “She is enjoying being at home and being a housewife. She would love more than anything to be a mom.”

The insider further explained: “At this point they would be very happy with the miracle of one child. They aren’t really thinking past the first one at this point. They would love to have the chance to be parents.”

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Selma Blair at the Twin Palms Restaurant in Pasadena, California (Photo by Jim Smeal/WireImage)
Selma Blair during 'Pleasantville' Los Angeles Premiere at Mann's National Theater in Westwood, California, United States. (Photo by Jim Smeal/WireImage)
Selma Blair during The WB's All Star Party for the Winter TCA Press Tour at Il Fornaio Restaurant in Pasadena, California, United States. (Photo by Jim Smeal/WireImage)
PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 7: Actor David Moscow, actress Selma Blair, actor Michael Rosenbaum and actress Azura Skye attend the WB Winter TCA Press Tour on January 7, 1999 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Selma Blair during 'Blue Streak' Los Angeles Premiere at Mann's Village Theatre in Westwood, California, United States. (Photo by Jim Smeal/WireImage)
Selma Blair during 'Fight Club' Los Angeles Premiere at Mann's Village Theater in Westwood, California, United States. (Photo by Sam Levi/WireImage)
Selma Blair at the 'Carousel of Hope 2000' gala to benefit the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, Ca. 10/28/00. Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images.
Selma Blair during Harper's Bazaar Dinner to Celebrate Who's Who in Bazaar's July Issue at Mr. Chow's Restaurant in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by Sam Levi/WireImage)
UNITED STATES - JANUARY 14: Selma Blair attending the premiere of A Guy Thing at the Bruin Theater in Westwood, CA 01/14/02 (Photo by Vinnie Zuffante/Getty Images)
Actress Selma Blair at the after-party for the premiere of Fine Line Features' 'Storytelling' at Man Ray in New York City. 1/22/2002. Photo: Evan Agostini/Getty Images
403585 10: (ITALY OUT) (L to R) Actresses Selma Blair, Cameron Diaz, and Christina Applegate attend the premiere of the movie The Sweetest Thing at the Lowes Theater at Lincoln Square April 8, 2002 in New York City. (Photo by Arnaldo Magnani/Getty Images)
Jake Gyllenhaal and Selma Blair (Photo by J. Vespa/WireImage)
Selma Blair, Christina Applegate, Samuel L. Jackson and Cameron Diaz (Photo by Theo Wargo/WireImage)
Selma Blair, Jason Lee And Julia Stiles during 'A Guy Thing' Premiere Party at Napa Valley Grill in Los Angeles, CA, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
Selma Blair during Producer Brad Grey Honored at Project A.L.S. 'Friends Finding A Cure' at Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
Selma Blair during 2004 Vanity Fair Oscar Party - Arrivals at Mortons in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by Tony Barson/WireImage)
NEW YORK - JUNE 7: Fashion editor Andre Leon Talley and actress Selma Blair attend the '2004 CFDA Fashion Awards' at the New York Public Library June 7, 2004 in New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
TORONTO - SEPTEMBER 12: Actress Selma Blair attends a special screening of 'A Dirty Shame' at the Elgin Theatre during the 2004 Toronto International Film Festival on September 12, 2004 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
Selma Blair (Photo by J. Vespa/WireImage)
Selma Blair during The 20th Annual IFP Independent Spirit Awards - Nominations Announcement at Le Meridien Hotel in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 6: Actors Selma Blair and Jennifer Grey attend the World Premiere of the movie 'In Good Company' on December 6, 2004 at the Grauman's Chinese Theater, in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Ahmet Zappa and Selma Blair during 'In Good Company' Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
Selma Blair during 20th IFP Independent Spirit Awards - Arrivals at Santa Monica Beach in Santa Monica, California, United States. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
Selma Blair during Olympus Fashion Week Spring 2006 - Marc Jacobs - Front Row and Backstage - September 12, 2005 at The 26th Street Armory in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Robin Platzer/FilmMagic)
Selma Blair at the New York Public Library in New York City, New York (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/WireImage)
Regina King and Selma Blair during Olympus Fashion Week Spring 2006 - Chris Aire - Backstage & Front Row at New York Public Library in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)
Selma Blair during CFDA/VOGUE Fashion Show Sponsored by Cartier at Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Amy Graves/WireImage for Vogue and Vogue.com (USA))
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 05: Actress Selma Blair arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Mortons on March 5, 2006 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
Selma Blair during 'Pan's Labyrinth' Los Angeles Screening - Arrivals at Egyptian Theater in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by Jason Merritt/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 08: Actress Selma Blair attends Moet & Chandon at Marc Jacobs Fall 2008 during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2008 February 8, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for Moet & Chandon)
NEW YORK - JANUARY 16: Selma Blair arrives at Chanel Fine Jewelry's 'Night of Diamonds' dinner at The Plaza Hotel on January 16, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Loud/Getty Images for CHANEL Fine Jewelry)
MADRID, SPAIN - AUGUST 21: Actress Selma Blair attends the photocall to 'Hellboy II: The Golden Army' at the Reiro Palace Hotel on August 21, 2008 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Eduardo Parra/WireImage)
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Selma Blair -- Air Date 10/13/2008 -- Episode 3639 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actress Selma Blair during an interview with host Jay Leno on October 13, 2008 (Photo by Margaret Norton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
KATH & KIM -- Premiere Party -- Pictured: (l-r) Actors John Michael Higgins, Molly Shannon, Selma Blair and Mikey Day during the premiere party for NBC's 'Kath & Kim' held at the Outback Steakhouse in Burbank, CA on October 1, 2008 (Photo by Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
MIAMI - MARCH 05: Actress Selma Blair attends Grand Opening of Viceroy Miami at Viceroy Miami at Icon Brickell on March 5, 2009 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images)
ROME - MAY 20: Actress Selma Blair attends the BULGARI 'Between Eternity And History' opening exhibition cocktail party held at the Exposition Palace on May 20, 2009 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Elisabetta Villa/WireImage for Bulgari)
NEW YORK - APRIL 24: Actress Selma Blair attends the premiere of 'Monogomy' during the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center on April 24, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 07: Actress Selma Blair attends Lucky Magazine Host The First Annual 'Lucky Shops LA' at Siren Studios on April 7, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Selma Blair arrives at Marquee Nightclub and Dayclub Grand Opening on April 9, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 14: Actress Selma Blair is seen around Lincoln Center during Spring 2012 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week on September 14, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Actress Selma Blair and son Arthur Saint attend Stella McCartney Celebrates Going Back To School With Children's Action Network on September 17, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Donato Sardella/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 09: Actors Jaime King, Selma Blair and son Arthur Bleick attend Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic Los Angeles at Will Rogers State Historic Park on October 9, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Veuve Clicquot)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 13: Selma Blair attends 2011 Hollywood Style Awards at Smashbox West Hollywood on November 13, 2011 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 29: Actress Selma Blair attends the 2012 FX Ad Sales Upfront at Lucky Strike on March 29, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
PACIFIC PALISADES, CA - OCTOBER 06: Actress Selma Blair attends the Third Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic - Los Angeles at Will Rogers State Historic Park on October 6, 2012 in Pacific Palisades, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
PACIFIC PALISADES, CA - OCTOBER 06: (L-R) Designer Rachel Zoe and actress Selma Blair attend the Third Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic at Will Rogers State Historic Park on October 6, 2012 in Pacific Palisades, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Veuve Clicquot)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 24: Selma Blair and her son Arthur Bleick are seen at the Studio City Farmers Market on November 24, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 12: Actress Selma Blair and TV personality Kris Jenner attend a cocktails and conversation event for the Children's Justice Campaign on May 12, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 02: Actress Selma Blair attends Operation Smile's 2015 Smile Gala at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on October 2, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 22: Actress Selma Blair, wearing Christian Siriano arrives at 'Metallic Life' by Brian Bowen Smith,brought to you by CASAMIGOS Tequila at De Re Gallery on October 22, 2015 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rochelle Brodin/Getty Images for De Re Gallery)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 24: Actress Selma Blair attends the Just Jared Fall Fun Day on October 24, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 04: Actress Selma Blair attends the Balmain x H&M Los Angeles VIP Pre-Launch on November 4, 2015 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for H&M)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 09: Actress Selma Blair arrives at The Hollywood Reporter's Annual Women In Entertainment Breakfast at Milk Studios on December 9, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 23: Actress Selma Blair attends the 'Geezer' Premiere at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival at Spring Studios on April 23, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mark Sagliocco/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 28: Actress Selma Blair attends the premiere of 'Mothers and Daughters' at The London on April 28, 2016 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 06: Actress Selma Blair attends the 2016 CFDA Fashion Awards at the Hammerstein Ballroom on June 6, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
BRENTWOOD, CA - JUNE 11: Actress Selma Blair arrives at the 15th Annual Chrysalis Butterfly Ball at a private residence on June 11, 2016 in Brentwood, California. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 14: Actress Selma Blair arrives at Max Mara Celebrates Natalie Dormer-The 2016 Women In Film Max Mara Face Of The Future at Chateau Marmont on June 14, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
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