Cameron Diaz: Suri Is a Shrekie!

04/22/2010 at 08:00 AM ET
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At age 4, Suri Cruise is already rubbing elbows with royalty — the fairytale kind!

According to Cameron Diaz, who voices Princess Fiona in the Shrek films, her Knight and Day costar Tom Cruise has spilled the beans to his daughter when it comes to her character.

“It’s funny because Suri does know I’m Princess Fiona,” the actress, 37, tells PEOPLE Moms & Babies during the world premiere of Shrek Forever After at the Tribeca Film Festival in N.Y.C. Wednesday.

Despite the reality check, Diaz says Suri is still a big fan. “I’m not going to speak for her, but yes, I think she does [love Shrek],” she laughs.

And although Suri has been let in on the little secret, Diaz urges parents to allow their kids to believe the fairytale.

“When parents say to their kids, ‘This is Princess Fiona,’ I just tell them, ‘Let the mystery and the fantasy live within them,'” she explains. “Let them believe that Princess Fiona is actually real.”

— Anya Leon with reporting by Jeffrey Slonim

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Gina on

Love Cameron Diaz. She is a sweetheart! Wish her happiness!

Erika on

her eyes are so beautiful!

Bonnie on

I love Cameron she is so sweet. Suri is a little cutie too

Minta on

Love all those Princesses

brady on

Not with that terrible eyeliner on–did someone actually tell her that looks good?

Jessicad on

Erika I was thinking the same, so gorgeous.

Emily on

She is a class act.

Kimmie on

I’ve always been a fan. Cam is the best!!!!!

Shannon on

She’s going to make a great mama one day.

ralph smith on

Two of the cutest little and big ladies in Hollywood Suri and Cameron Love em both

sad on

@shannon – so agree with you!
Cameron has such a fabulous, fun personality!

Elda on

she is sooo sweet n Gorgeous, Love her!

Anonymous on

The eye liner looks fine, there’s nothing wrong with it. I have never met her but just from her movies and pictures she just seems like such a loving and pleasant person. On top of that she is just gorgeous and her eyes are so beautiful. I do agree when the time comes for her to have children she will probably be a great and loving mother.

db on

That was a lovely way to put it……children grow up too fast as it is….they need to believe in make-believe……and shame on those that ruin it for them…..geese….I wonder if some people even remember what its like to be a child…or maybe their childhood sucked and want to ruin it for others!

Mayra on

Love Cameron Diaz…she’s so beautiful.

Mrs. R on

What a lovely thought Cameron! Thank you for being so thoughtful to the rest of the world’s children!
I believe in the past she has stated in interviews that she is not particularly interested in becoming a mother, so it’s REALLY awesome to read that she would be so interested in protecting the innocence of young kids.

Lorus on

Not fond of the eyeliner on her at all. Makes her look a lot older IMO.

june on

suri is precious like her parents. Cant wait for Tom and Camerone’s movie.

CelebBabyLover on

For some reason, Suri is about the last celeb kid I would have expected to be into Shrek! 🙂

dazen on

do kids actually really believe that cartoon characters exist? because i certainly don’t remember thinking such a thing when i was a kid and every kids i know realize that it’s just tv so i’m just askin!

MiB on

Brady, my reaktion was actually the opposite, wow, do her eyes look wonderful:-D

Anyways, I think it’s great that she encourages children to believe in fairytales, and encourages their parents to let them!

Holly on

Her face has really matured lately.

Anonymous on

Oh how I love her for saying that. I totally agree… kids only have so many years to BE kids and believe in all the magic and wonder of fairytales and such things… let them enjoy it.

wtf on

suri is so pretty

whitney on

I ❤ Cameron Diaz. She's so kind hearted and seems so sweet! Not to mention she's absolutely beautiful….doesnt ever seem to age….lucky thing. lol.

Zoe on

It is so funny that she doesn’t make that connection. I don’t think they should “believe” in the Shrek characters though.

Fiona on

This is so funny. I work at a restaurant where I come in contact with alot of people. When they see my nametag (Fiona) they are always say you are the princess!! My little neice has called me princess Fiona since she was very small and saw the movie.