Cameron Diaz signed ‘Knight And Day’ to get over dad’s death

London: Cameron Diaz has revealed that she signed ‘Knight And Day’ - because she wanted to have ‘some fun’ after her father’s demise two years back.

The ‘Charlie`s Angels’ star was left shattered when her dad Emilio died in 2008 while she was filming ‘My Sister`s Keeper.’

The 37-year-old actress was relieved when she was offered her latest film role with her Vanilla Sky co-star Tom Cruise, because she knew the action adventure would help her overcome her sadness.

"I`d spent a year in grief with my family and I just wanted some fun and to go on a great adventure,” a news daily quoted her as saying.

“I wanted to spend some time just having a laugh without it being something heavy,” she added.