Cameron Diaz skipped a press junket for her new film, "What Happens in Vegas," Saturday, and instead sent a handwritten letter. Ashton Kutcher delivered the note from Cam, whose father died less than two weeks ago from pneumonia.
"First of all, I want to thank all of you for your support over the years," Diaz wrote. "So many films, so many weekends discussing films. I was really looking forward to this weekend getting to talk to my friends about a film that I am so proud of.
"Due to the loss of my father, I have chosen to be with my family this weekend. But it was important for me to convey to all of you how much I love this film. We really did have the best time, and the most fun and laughs making it. I know that the stories Ashton, Rob [Corddry] and [Director] Tom [Vaughan] share with you will illustrate that point. I was fortunate to work with a group of truly gifted individuals that share the common denominator of a generous heart and wickedly sick sense of humor."
The letter continues, "This weekend I am screening "What Happens in Vegas" for my family. It was a unanimous decision that we all needed to share a good laugh. After all, that's why we make films like these. So people can leave behind their worries for a couple of hours. Have a good laugh.
I picture all of your smiles and it makes me happy.
Thank you for your continued support. It is much appreciated."