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Cameron Diaz Insists 'Bad Teacher' Says What Everyone Else Is Thinking

Cameron Diaz brings her particular brand of sexy to this weekend’s opening of “Bad Teacher”. A comedy surrounding a really bad teacher who could care less about nourishing her student’s mind. But Cameron thinks that her character is just telling it like how most people would want to tell it – if they weren’t censored.

Cameron tells the Hollywood Reporter,

“…if you were to say or do something that hurts somebody’s feelings, after the endorphins ran off, you would feel terrible about it. Elizabeth doesn’t,” says Diaz of her character.

“That’s the wonderful thing about her, everybody wants to be like Elizabeth. They wouldn’t feel guilty if they said or did what she did, or they had no censor. But that’s how the majority of us are, so we wish we could be like her.”

Cameron adds that despite her character’s foul mouth, “Bad Teacher” is not meant a “raunchy” comedy.

“I don’t consider this raunchy. I think that raunchy insinuates that you are trying to shock people. I feel this is a story line — there’s a lot to it. We just don’t have big blasts of like, we’re trying to shock you.

“Everything is connected because they’re telling the story. Even if there is a big laugh, it’s filled with a lot of small laughs and hidden laughs that are just flavored with it,” she adds. “I don’t consider it raunchy. My personal opinion.”

Characters like Elizabeth are usually loathed and loved all at the same time so is Cameron Diaz right?

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