Cameron Diaz reveals surprising fondness for British pub snack

'Pork scratchings are my favourite snack in the world': Cameron Diaz reveals surprising fondness for British pub treat

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02:08 GMT, 7 November 2012

She's known for having one of the best bodies in Hollywood.

But despite her healthy lifestyle, Cameron Diaz admits to having a weakness for British pub snack pork scratchings.

The Hollywood star, who filmed her latest movie Gambit in London last year, revealed she loves the high-energy snack in an interview with ELLE UK magazine.

Fabulous at 40: Cameron Diaz shows off her trim figure in the new issue of ELLE UK magazine

Fabulous at 40: Cameron Diaz shows off her trim figure in the new issue of ELLE UK magazine

Taking part in a pub quiz with the December issue of the magazine, the 40-year-old said: 'Oh, that’s my favourite snack in the whole world! Even with the bristles – I don’t care, I’ll do it! It’s my favourite thing.'

However, when asked what a Lancashire hotpot (lamb or mutton and onion, topped with sliced potatoes) was, Cameron misinterpreted it as a sexual euphemism.

She said: 'I don’t even want to let you know where
my mind went with that. Sexual No, it was more sophomoric – yes, the
toilet! I have a tendency to either one or the other: sexual or
scatological … But I’ve tried to become more mature. Is it anything
to do with sausages I’ve had sausages before… in a hotpot.'

Pretty in pink: Despite her healthy lifestyle, Cameron can't resist pork scratchings

Pretty in pink: Despite her healthy lifestyle, Cameron can't resist pork scratchings

However, when quizzed over the name of ales, Cameron thought Bradley Wiggins' leathery saddle was a real brew.

See Cameron Diazs full photo shoot and interview in the December issue of ELLE on sale 7th November 2012

See Cameron Diazs full photo shoot and interview in the December issue of ELLE on sale 7th November 2012

After she was given the option of finding the fake among Theakston’s Old Peculier, Timothy
Taylor’s Landlord, Bradley Wiggins’ Leathery Saddle, Worthington’s White
Shield or Brunswick’s Black Sabbath, she replied: 'That is way too hard! Um, Black Sabbath is a band, so it’s not a beer.'

When informed who Team GB Olympic gold medallist Bradley was, embarrassed Cameron admitted she hadn't watched cycling this year.

She explained: 'The leathery saddle sounds so
convincing! Alright so I didn’t follow the Tour de France this year. And
honestly, names to me – I forget names quicker than they’re actually
spoken to me. Literally, it’s like a form of dyslexia.'

Despite her love for pork scratchings, Cameron lives a healthy lifestyle, which she will detail in her upcoming book.

She enthused: 'It’s not about what I eat or do what I
do. It’s really about the information, so that young girls and women can
look at it and make their own choices. I’d hate to give them guidelines
of what I do.

'My hope is that I give them all the information so that
it doesn’t matter what I or other people do …. I’m excited about my
discipline [which revolves around] a protein, a grain and a green… I
want to be disciplined. It’s not a limitation to me; it opens up my life
to so many opportunities.'

See Cameron Diaz’s full photo shoot and interview in the December issue of ELLE on sale 7th November 2012. Or visit Elle magazine's website.