We all got a soft spot for Cameron Diaz. The Esquire November cover shoot should be enough to make us like her even more. Cameron Diaz, the ultimate California girl, looks incredible at 40. “For the first time in my life I’m content,” she says on entering her fifth decade. “I’m so excited. Getting older is the best part of life. Like, I know more than I’ve ever known. I have gratitude.” “I know myself better. I feel more capable than ever. And as far as the physicality of it – I feel better at 40 than I did at 25.”Photographer Terry Richardson captures the actress in a series of memorable poses – see the full shoot and interview in Esquire’s November issue, on sale Thursday 4 October. Also available as a Digital Edition.