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Cameron Diaz "burst into tears" after getting short haircut

Cameron Diaz
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Cameron Diaz
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(CBS News) Cameron Diaz has been rocking a short, chin-length haircut since the beginning of the year, but the actress explained to "The Tonight Show" host Jay Leno that the cut wasn't her own personal styling choice.

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According to Us Weekly,  Diaz visited her friend's house before Christmas for a quick trim, but the star told Leno, "There was a little misunderstanding. I said I just want a little bit cut off and it went from here to here."

The actress continued, saying she couldn't help but "burst into tears. I started crying. I felt so vulnerable. For a woman to all of a sudden have no hair...oh my God!"

The 39-year-old Diaz said her friend "felt really bad" about cutting a significant amount of her blonde locks off.

"She started crying. I started crying. A couple other people started crying," she joked. "I ended up writing her a few e-mails over the next few days assuring her I was OK."

Diaz's next film "What to Expect When You're Expecting" is scheduled to be released May 18.