Cameron Diaz entertains audiences this weekend opposite Justin Timberlake as the 'Bad Teacher,' but way before she was a four-time Golden Globe nominee or even one of Charlie's Angels, she got her big break in 'The Mask' opposite Jim Carrey -- and ET was there!
"This is my first film. I've been doing modeling for about four years," she said back in 1993 in her first-ever ET interview. "I am the babe in the film. They have me dressing up in all kinds of tight little dresses and singing and dancing and playing games."
Of the acting biz, she said, "It's pretty fun. I can't complain. … This is an amazing experience to be a part of a film this large. It kind of puts you up there and makes you want to keep going."
In describing co-star Carrey, she immediately giggled and said, "He's a nut. But he's a stress-free human being. He's amazing at that. You know, there's a lot of pressure on him, but it's okay."
At that moment, Jim popped into the interview, made a goofy exclamation, and then slinked away with a reassuring pat.
"He keeps us all sane," smiled Cameron.
Later that day on the set, Cameron and Jim hammed it up for the camera. Jim said, "We get along really well," then delivered a look of mock disgust. Cameron replied, "We really do. We're like brother and sister now."
Jim then pretended to snap her neck, and Cameron cracked up yet again in a perfect display of their on-screen, off-screen chemistry.