Cameron Diaz rocks gel hairdo from There's Something About Mary in hilarious new video

Cameron Diaz has proven she can pull off any hairstyle after recreating the iconic gel scene from the 1998 rom-com for a new promo video

Cameron Diaz rocks gel hairdo from There's Something About Mary
(Image credit: Getty, Alamy)

Cameron Diaz may no longer be Queen of the US box office, but her sense of humor continues to reign strong. 

The US actor has treated her fans to a flashback of one of Hollywood's most iconic hair flops (or should we say, flick?), recreating that scene from her 1998 film, There's Something About Mary, on Wednesday. 

In an Instagram promo video for her organic wine brand, Avaline, Cameron invites Benito Skinner into her Los Angeles residence for an intimate dinner party. 

At the beginning of the clip, the 27-year-old Tiktok comedian voices his nerves to his partner, Terry, about meeting the Bad Teacher star in person as the couple drives over to her house.  

Cameron is then shown reminiscing on her role as Mary Jensen, the elusive love interest of Ben Stiller's character in the beloved '90s rom-com, as she scrolls through its stills on her phone. When the door rings, she opens it to find her guests waiting patiently on the porch. 

While Terry is wearing his regular civvies, Benito has gone for a slightly more fanciful ensemble. The social media star, who is best known for portraying different personalities online, is dressed in full costume as Mary—complete with the signature red dress, red lipstick, and of course, that gelled blonde quiff. 

There's Something About Mary

(Image credit: Alamy)

Cameron appears unimpressed at first, staring down at the ground awkwardly in response to the cheeky reference. She quickly sees the funny side though and even transforms into the same outfit—making sure to nail that sticking-up hairdo for the full effect. 

Cameron's appearance in the homemade skit marks the 49-year-old's fleeting return to acting after retiring in 2018 to focus on her family and relationships. She revealed in an interview with Kevin Hart last year that she had made the decision to step back from the limelight after finding her work too time-consuming. 

"When you do something at a really high level for a long period of time...when you're the person who's the talent...all parts of you that isn't that has to sort of be handed off to other people," she said. 

"For my personal, spiritual self, I was realizing that that one part of me that functioned at a high level wasn't enough." 


Emma Dooney
Lifestyle News Writer

Hailing from the lovely city of Dublin, Emma mainly covers the Royal Family and the entertainment world, as well as the occasional health and wellness feature. Always up for a good conversation, she has a passion for interviewing everyone from A-list celebrities to the local GP - or just about anyone who will chat to her, really.

Emma holds an MA in International Journalism from City, University of London, and a BA in English Literature from Trinity College Dublin.