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11/09/2006 at 05:00 PM EST
Cameron Diaz, whose quirky good looks made her a star, wants a nose job. And it's not for cosmetic reasons – it's because she can't breathe, the actress says in an interview with W
"I'm getting it fixed. I can't take it. I cannot breathe at all," says Diaz, who broke her nose for the fourth time while surfing a few years ago. "One side of my nose is totally shattered – my septum is basically like a train derailed."
Another aspect of her life that she wishes would change is the constant attention she gets from the paparazzi. "Something happened in our industry, in our society, and there was an explosion of this really aggressive group of people," says Diaz, who noticed the increase in attention about two-and-a-half years ago.
Diaz, 34, along with her boyfriend of three years, Justin Timberlake, have developed a reputation for being especially prickly with photographers after having several run-ins with them. In September, they filed a police report charging a photographer with assault with a deadly weapon for allegedly trying to hit them with his car.
"I'm a very private person," she tells W.
"My dad taught me how to fight when I was a kid. When somebody comes at you, you defend yourself."
The actress – who costars with Jude Law in the upcoming romantic comedy The Holiday
– also admits that getting older has had one major drawback: She can no longer scarf down junk food with wild abandon.
"I used to be able to eat anything I wanted and then go right to bed. Fried chicken, onion rings, half a bottle of wine," she says. "As you get older, your insides rebel. You've asked so much of them for so many years, and then they just go, 'Uh-uh, bi-atch! Gonna eat cheese fries? See how you sleep!' And you're tossing and turning all night."